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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 042501–

Photonic generation of high quality frequency-tunable millimeter wave and terahertz wave

Yu Ji, Yan Li, Fangzheng Zhang, Jian Wu, Xiaobing Hong, Kun Xu, Wei Li, and Jintong Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 042501- (2012)

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A scheme for the photonic generation of frequency-tunable millimeter wave and terahertz wave signals based on a highly flat optical frequency comb is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. The frequency comb is generated using two cascaded phase modulators (PMs) and an electro-absorption modulator (EAM). The frequency comb covers a 440-GHz frequency range, with 40-GHz comb spacing and less than 2-dB amplitude variation. By filtering out two of the comb lines with 50 dB out of the band suppression ratio, high frequency-purity and low phase noise millimeter wave or terahertz wave signals are successfully generated, with frequencies ranging from 40 to 440 GHz.

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(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

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Yu Ji, Yan Li, Fangzheng Zhang, Jian Wu, Xiaobing Hong, Kun Xu, Wei Li, and Jintong Lin, "Photonic generation of high quality frequency-tunable millimeter wave and terahertz wave," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 042501- (2012)

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