A novel scheme is proposed and experimentally demonstrated for the generation of microwaves, based on the optical frequency multiplication principle employing a polarization interferometer. Generation of 120-Mb/s 64-quadrature-amplitude-modulation microwave signals at 40 and 24 GHz and its transmission over 25 km of single-mode fiber and 4.4 km of multimode fiber, respectively, are successfully demonstrated. The scheme is robust against laser phase noise, presents tolerance against dispersion impairments in transmission, and shows high-performance stability.
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M. García Larrodé, A. M. J. Koonen, J. J. Vegas Olmos, and E. J. M. Verdurmen, "Microwave Signal Generation and Transmission Based on Optical Frequency Multiplication With a Polarization Interferometer," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 1372-1378 (2007)