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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9736–9741

Highly integrated optical heterodyne phase-locked loop with phase/frequency detection

Mingzhi Lu, Hyunchul Park, Eli Bloch, Abirami Sivananthan, Ashish Bhardwaj, Zach Griffith, Leif A. Johansson, Mark J. Rodwell, and Larry A. Coldren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9736-9741 (2012)

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A highly-integrated optical phase-locked loop with a phase/frequency detector and a single-sideband mixer (SSBM) has been proposed and demonstrated for the first time. A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) has been designed, fabricated and tested, together with an electronic IC (EIC). The PIC integrates a widely-tunable sampled-grating distributed-Bragg-reflector laser, an optical 90 degree hybrid and four high-speed photodetectors on the InGaAsP/InP platform. The EIC adds a single-sideband mixer, and a digital phase/frequency detector, to provide single-sideband heterodyne locking from −9 GHz to 7.5 GHz. The loop bandwith is 400 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(060.2840) Fiber optics and optical communications : Heterodyne

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Original Manuscript: February 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2012
Published: April 13, 2012

Mingzhi Lu, Hyunchul Park, Eli Bloch, Abirami Sivananthan, Ashish Bhardwaj, Zach Griffith, Leif A. Johansson, Mark J. Rodwell, and Larry A. Coldren, "Highly integrated optical heterodyne phase-locked loop with phase/frequency detection," Opt. Express 20, 9736-9741 (2012)

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