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Photonic generation of RF multiple carriers using a mode-locked laser and a single photodiode
Author(s): Paolo Ghelfi; Giovanni Serafino; Francesco Fresi; Guillermo E. Villanueva; Pere Pérez-Millán; José L. Cruz; Fabrizio Berizzi; Antonella Bogonia
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose a novel architecture for the optical generation of multiple RF signals based on the beating of couples of modes from a mode-locked laser in a single photodiode. We generate simultaneously two carriers at 10GHz and 30GHz, with very low phase noise, limited amplitude fluctuations, negligible interference (<-30dB) between each other, and equal time jitter. The obtained results show that the proposed architecture is a promising scheme for the generation of single or multiple high purity carriers up to extremely high frequency (W band), far beyond the limits of electronic oscillators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7960, Coherent Optical Communication: Components, Subsystems, and Systems, 79600Q (24 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876136
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Paolo Ghelfi, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
Giovanni Serafino, CEIICP, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Francesco Fresi, CEIICP, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Guillermo E. Villanueva, Univ. de València (Spain)
Pere Pérez-Millán, Univ. de València (Spain)
José L. Cruz, Univ. de València (Spain)
Fabrizio Berizzi, Univ. di Pisa (Italy)
Antonella Bogonia, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7960:
Coherent Optical Communication: Components, Subsystems, and Systems
Guifang Li; Dieter Stefan Jäger, Editor(s)

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