Toward a photonic arbitrary waveform generator using a modelocked external cavity semiconductor laser
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IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.
microwave photonics; modelocked semiconductor lasers; photonic arbitrary; waveform generation; photonic synthesis; signal processing; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied
We propose an architecture for photonic arbitrary waveform generation where the phase-locked longitudinal modes of a 12.4-GHz fundamentally modelocked external cavity semiconductor laser are individually modulated. We report photonic synthesis of microwave tones at 37.2 GHz (limited by photodetector bandwidth) with linewidth <100 Hz and dynamic range 50 dB at 100-Hz resolution bandwidth. We show photonically synthesized 12.4-GHz sine waves with superimposed sinusoidal and pulsed RF modulations, demonstrating the potential for photonic arbitrary waveform generation with the proposed architecture.
Ieee Photonics Technology Letters
"Toward a photonic arbitrary waveform generator using a modelocked external cavity semiconductor laser" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3566.