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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1371–1380

Optimum configuration of multiloop optoelectronic oscillators

Tamás Bánky, Bálint Horváth, and Tibor Berceli  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1371-1380 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.001371


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Abstract

We are concerned with providing a generally applicable optimization method for harnessing the low-phase-noise microwave–millimeter-wave signal generation capabilities of optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) structures. The gained benefits include the possibility of using inexpensive, commercially available bandpass filters; single-mode operation; equidistant spacing of modes; and total cancellation of spurious content in the output signal. Our theoretical ascertainments and simulation data are underlined by numerous experimental results, which were gained through measurements on OEO setups containing one, two, or three parallel connected optical loops. This design method also makes it possible to improve the oscillator’s performance, obviating the need for a filter of outstanding performance, ultimately of an unreachably high Q value and low thermal sensitivity.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2006

Citation
Tamás Bánky, Bálint Horváth, and Tibor Berceli, "Optimum configuration of multiloop optoelectronic oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1371-1380 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-7-1371


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