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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19749–19756

A continuously tunable and filterless optical millimeter-wave generation via frequency octupling

Chun-Ting Lin, Po-Tsung Shih, Wen-Jr Jiang, Jason (Jyehong) Chen, Peng-Chun Peng, and Sien Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19749-19756 (2009)

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This work proposes a cost-effective, continuously tunable and filterless optical millimeter-wave (MMW) signal generation employing frequency octupling. Optical MMW signals with 30-dB undesired sideband suppression ratios can be obtained. Since no optical filtering is required, the proposed system can be readily implemented in wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) systems. V-band 60-GHz and W-band 80-GHz optical MMW signals are experimentally demonstrated. Because of the high undesired sideband suppression ratio, 60-GHz waveform with 50% duty cycle is observed. The single-sideband (SSB) phase noise of the generated 60-GHz signal is −73 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz. The proposed system is a viable solution for the future ultra-high frequency MMW applications up to 320 GHz using the external modulator with a limited bandwidth of 40 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2009
Published: October 16, 2009

Chun-Ting Lin, Po-Tsung Shih, Wen-Jr Jiang, Jason (Jyehong) Chen, Peng-Chun Peng, and Sien Chi, "A continuously tunable and filterless
 optical millimeter-wave generation via frequency octupling," Opt. Express 17, 19749-19756 (2009)

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