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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 588–590

Quadruple-frequency millimeter-wave generation using second-order rational harmonic mode-locking technique

Fei Huang, Xue Feng, and Xiaoming Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 588-590 (2008)

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A novel method for generating quadruple-frequency millimeter-wave (MMW) by using an actively mode-locked fiber ring laser is proposed and demonstrated. In this approach, the optical Mach-Zehnder intensity modulator (MZM) is biased to suppress the odd-order optical sidebands, the fiber laser operates in the second-order rational harmonic mode, and a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) notch filter is used to block the optical carrier. When the MZM is driven by a fixed radio-frequency (RF) source of 10 GHz, a stable MMW signal of 40 GHz with the phase noise better than -76 dBc/Hz at 1-kHz offset is generated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Fei Huang, Xue Feng, and Xiaoming Liu, "Quadruple-frequency millimeter-wave generation using second-order rational harmonic mode-locking technique," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 588-590 (2008)

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