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Review of optoelectronic oscillators based on modelocked lasers and resonant tunneling diode optoelectronics
Author(s): C. N. Ironside; Mohsin Haji; Lianping Hou; Jehan Akbar; Anthony E. Kelly; K. Seunarine; Bruno Romeira; José M. L. Figueiredo
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic oscillators can provide low noise oscillators at radio frequencies in the 0.5-40 GHz range and in this paper we review two recently introduced approaches to optoelectronic oscillators. Both approaches use an optical fibre feedback loop. One approach is based on passively modelocked laser diodes and in a 40 GHz oscillator achieves up to 30 dB noise reduction. The other approach is based on resonant tunneling diode optoelectronic devices and in a 1.4 GHz oscillator can achieve up to 30 dB noise reduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80011Q (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894635
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C. N. Ironside, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Mohsin Haji, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Lianping Hou, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Jehan Akbar, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Anthony E. Kelly, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
K. Seunarine, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Bruno Romeira, Univ. of Algarve (Portugal)
José M. L. Figueiredo, Univ. of Algarve (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8001:
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe Costa, Editor(s)

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