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Optoelectronic oscillator topologies based on resonant tunneling diode fiber optic links
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Paper Abstract

We investigate optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) configurations based on a laser diode driven by resonant tunnelling diode (RTD) optical waveguide photo-detector (PD) oscillators, with an optical fiber feedback loop carrying a fraction of the laser diode optical output that is re-injected into the OEO through the optical waveguide of the RTD-PD. In the configurations reported here, we take advantage of the RTD negative differential resistance to provide electrical highbandwidth. The optical fiber loop acts as a high quality optical energy storage element with low transmission loss. The RTD based OEO can produces stable and low-phase noise microwave signals with attractive applications in photonics and communication systems, mainly in fiber-optic based communication links since the RTD-OEO can be accessed both optically and electrically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80011T (26 July 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892196
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno Romeira, Univ. of Algarve (Portugal)
José M. L. Figueiredo, Univ. of Algarve (Portugal)
Kris Seunarine, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Charles N. Ironside, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

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

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