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Compact optoelectronic oscillator using whispering gallery mode resonators for radio-frequency and millimeter wave generation
Author(s): Kirill Volyanskiy; Patrice Salzenstein; Hervé Tavernier; Maxim Pogurmirskiy; Yanne K. Chembo; Laurent Larger
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic oscillators are ultra-pure microwave generators based on optical energy storage instead of high finesse radio-frequency resonators. We present in this communication a new and compact architecture where the optical energy storage is performed by trapping laser light into the ultra-high Q whispering gallery modes of a millimeter-size disk resonator. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate the generation of a 10.7 GHz microwave with a phase noise of -110 dBrad2/Hz at 100 kHz. We also discuss in detail the potential of this architecture for the generation of microwaves with a frequency ranging from 50 to 200 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7936, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics, 79360B (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876985
Show Author Affiliations
Kirill Volyanskiy, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS (France)
Patrice Salzenstein, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS (France)
Hervé Tavernier, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS (France)
Maxim Pogurmirskiy, Saint-Petersburg State Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
Yanne K. Chembo, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS (France)
Laurent Larger, Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7936:
RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics
Robert L. Nelson; Dennis W. Prather; Christopher A. Schuetz, Editor(s)

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