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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 785–788

Low-noise and broadband optical frequency comb generation based on an optoelectronic oscillator

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 785-788 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000785


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Abstract

A novel scheme to generate broadband high-repetition-rate optical frequency combs and low phase noise microwave signals simultaneously is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. By incorporating an optical frequency comb generator in an optoelectronic oscillator loop, more than 200 lines are generated for a 25 GHz optical frequency comb, and the single-sideband phase noise is as low as 122dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset for the 25 GHz microwave signal. 10 and 20 GHz optical frequency combs and microwave signals are also generated. Unlike the microwave frequency synthesizer, the phase noise of the microwave signals generated by this new scheme is frequency independent.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 1, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 1, 2014
Published: February 5, 2014

Citation
Xiaopeng Xie, Tao Sun, Huanfa Peng, Cheng Zhang, Peng Guo, Lixin Zhu, Weiwei Hu, and Zhangyuan Chen, "Low-noise and broadband optical frequency comb generation based on an optoelectronic oscillator," Opt. Lett. 39, 785-788 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-785

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