An optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) is used to provide a continuous, high Q, modulated signal for a variety of purposes, including a carrier wave for communications, and radar emissions. The OEO of this invention replaces an RF filter in the conventional OEO with an interferometer, preferably a high finesse Fabry-Perot etalon as the mode selector, providing lower phase noise and higher RF frequency stability.
US 8,717,657 B2
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Nonprovisional Application Record
Delfyett, Peter and Ozdur, Ibrahim, "An Optoelectronic Oscillator Using A High Finesse Etalon" (2014). UCF Patents. 666.