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Optical Control Of Millimeter Wave Devices
Author(s): Harold R Fetterman; Wei-Yu Wu; David Ni
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Paper Abstract

Coherent mixing of optical radiation from a tunable CW ring dye laser and a stablized HeNe laser was used to inject broadband microwave signals into GaAs MESFETs (FETs), AlGaAs-GaAs HEMTs and monolithic FET amplifiers up to 55 GHz. Using this technique, amplification of an optically injected signal at 32 GHz, direct injection locking of a 17 GHz GaAs oscillator, and frequency tuning of a 40 GHz oscillator by laser intensity modulation were demonstrated. Comparison of the millimeter wave frequency generation mechanism, noise sources and system performance with other techniques used for signal synchronization and distributed control application are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0789, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III, (9 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940718
Show Author Affiliations
Harold R Fetterman, University of California (United States)
Wei-Yu Wu, University of California (United States)
David Ni, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0789:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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