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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1636–1638

Microwave-frequency-comb generation utilizing a semiconductor laser subject to optical pulse injection from an optoelectronic feedback laser

Yu-Shan Juan and Fan-Yi Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1636-1638 (2009)

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Microwave frequency combs are generated by optically injecting a semiconductor laser (slave) with repetitive pulses from an optoelectronic feedback laser (master). By varying the delay time, regular pulsing states with different pulsing frequencies are generated in the master laser. The pulsing output is then optically injected into the slave laser to produce desired microwave frequency combs. Microwave frequency combs with broad bandwidths and low nonharmonic spurious noise are demonstrated experimentally. To analyze their stabilities and spectral purities, single-sideband phase noise of each microwave frequency comb line is measured. Noise suppression of the microwave frequency comb relative to the injected regular pulsing state is also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2009
Published: May 21, 2009

Yu-Shan Juan and Fan-Yi Lin, "Microwave-frequency-comb generation utilizing a semiconductor laser subject to optical pulse injection from an optoelectronic feedback laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 1636-1638 (2009)

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