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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1231–1233

Ultralow-noise mode-locked laser with coupled optoelectronic oscillator configuration

Nan Yu, Ertan Salik, and Lute Maleki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1231-1233 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001231


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Abstract

We describe simultaneous generation of ultralow-noise optical pulses and microwave signal with a mode-locked fiber laser in a coupled optoelectronic oscillator configuration. We demonstrate 9.2-GHz optical and microwave signals with the measured phase noise of -140 dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset frequency. We show that the mode-locked laser in the photonic oscillator serves as a high-Q filter and is responsible for the observed low phase noise.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

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Nan Yu, Ertan Salik, and Lute Maleki, "Ultralow-noise mode-locked laser with coupled optoelectronic oscillator configuration," Opt. Lett. 30, 1231-1233 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-10-1231


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