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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 13402–13408

Millimeter wave carrier generation based on a double-Brillouin-frequency spaced fiber laser

Y. G. Shee, M. H. Al-Mansoori, S. Yaakob, A. Man, A. K. Zamzuri, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 13402-13408 (2012)

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An all-optical generation of a millimeter wave carrier from a multiwavelength Brillouin-erbium fiber laser is presented. Four-channel output with spacing of about 21.5 GHz is generated from the fiber laser by controlling the gain in the cavity. A dual-wavelength signal with spacing correspondent to six orders of Brillouin frequency shift is obtained by suppressing the two channels at the middle. Heterodyning these signals at the high-speed photodetector produces a millimeter wave carrier at 64.17 GHz. Temperature dependence characteristic of Brillouin frequency shift realize the flexibility of generated millimeter wave frequency to be tuned at 6.6 MHz/ °C.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012

Y. G. Shee, M. H. Al-Mansoori, S. Yaakob, A. Man, A. K. Zamzuri, F. R. Mahamd Adikan, and M. A. Mahdi, "Millimeter wave carrier generation based on a double-Brillouin-frequency spaced fiber laser," Opt. Express 20, 13402-13408 (2012)

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