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Hybrid optical transmitter for microwave communication
Author(s): Joannes M. Costa; Benson C. Lam; Albert L. Kellner; David C. Campion; Paul K. L. Yu
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a 1.3 micron wavelength optical transmitter system with a 20 GHz RF center frequency and 2 GHz bandwidth. We accomplish this by actively modelocking a semiconductor diode laser at 14 GHz; the modelocked signal is then externally modulated between 5 GHz and 7 GHz, using a lithium niobate based Mach-Zehnder modulator. We show a hybrid prototype package for the modelocked laser source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45562
Show Author Affiliations
Joannes M. Costa, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Benson C. Lam, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Albert L. Kellner, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
David C. Campion, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Paul K. L. Yu, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1476:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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