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Photonic millimeter-wave generation using a double passband fiber Bragg grating filter
Author(s): James H. Menders; Cornelius Diamond; Edward Miles
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Paper Abstract

We report a simplified version of a mm-wave generator employing the sideband filtering technique which uses a single optical sideband filter. Instead of using a Mach- Zehnder-like fiber network to select a pair of sidebands, we employ a single Fabry-Perot fiber Bragg grating with a pair of passbands separated by the mm-wave frequency. Using a single filter, eliminated the need for polarization control and pathlength matching that was required by the former interferometer-like arrangement. We describe a 30 GHz generator design and present its mm-wave signal spectrum showing an instrument limited linewidth of approximately 20 Hz. The generation of such an extremely narrow signal spectrum from a laser with a 1 MHz linewidth demonstrates the remarkable laser frequency nosie cancellation property of the sideband filtering technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4490, Multifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications, (27 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.455443
Show Author Affiliations
James H. Menders, IPITEK (United States)
Cornelius Diamond, IPITEK (United States)
Edward Miles, IPITEK (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4490:
Multifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications
Paul S. Idell; Stanley R. Czyzak; Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Paul S. Idell; Stanley R. Czyzak, Editor(s)

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