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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 655–657

Wideband tunable optoelectronic oscillator based on a phase modulator and a tunable optical filter

Xiaopeng Xie, Cheng Zhang, Tao Sun, Peng Guo, Xiaoqi Zhu, Lixin Zhu, Weiwei Hu, and Zhangyuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 655-657 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000655


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Abstract

A widely tunable optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) based on a broadband phase modulator and a tunable optical bandpass filter is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. A tunable range from 4.74 to 38.38 GHz is realized by directly tuning the bandwidth of the optical bandpass filter. To the best of our knowledge, this is the widest fundamental frequency tunable range ever achieved by an OEO. The phase noise performance of the generated signal is also investigated. The single-sideband phase noise is below 120dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz within the whole tunable range.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Citation
Xiaopeng Xie, Cheng Zhang, Tao Sun, Peng Guo, Xiaoqi Zhu, Lixin Zhu, Weiwei Hu, and Zhangyuan Chen, "Wideband tunable optoelectronic oscillator based on a phase modulator and a tunable optical filter," Opt. Lett. 38, 655-657 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-5-655


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