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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1572–1574

Voltage-controlled photonic oscillator

A. A. Savchenkov, V. S. Ilchenko, W. Liang, D. Eliyahu, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1572-1574 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001572


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Abstract

We report the development and demonstration of an X-band voltage-controlled photonic oscillator based on a whispering gallery mode resonator made of an electro-optic crystalline material. The oscillator has good spectral purity and wide, agile, linear tunability. We have modified the existing theoretical model of the opto-electronic oscillator to describe the performance of our tunable oscillator and have found a good agreement between the theoretical predictions and the measurement results. We show that the device is promising for higher-frequency applications where high-performance tunable oscillators with wide tunability do not exist.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2010
Published: May 5, 2010

Citation
A. A. Savchenkov, V. S. Ilchenko, W. Liang, D. Eliyahu, A. B. Matsko, D. Seidel, and L. Maleki, "Voltage-controlled photonic oscillator," Opt. Lett. 35, 1572-1574 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-10-1572


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