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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1020–1022

Photonic generation of a millimeter-wave signal based on sextuple-frequency multiplication

Jian Zhang, Hongwei Chen, Minghua Chen, Tianliang Wang, and Shizhong Xie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1020-1022 (2007)

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A millimeter-wave signal with sextuple-frequency multiplication of a microwave source is obtained with two cascaded optical modulators, which are driven by the same microwave source with phase deviation of π 2 introduced by an electrical phase shifter. Without any optical filter, a wideband continuously tunable millimeter-wave signal is easily generated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Jian Zhang, Hongwei Chen, Minghua Chen, Tianliang Wang, and Shizhong Xie, "Photonic generation of a millimeter-wave signal based on sextuple-frequency multiplication," Opt. Lett. 32, 1020-1022 (2007)

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