Millimetre wave generation by filtering the FM-IM spectra of a directly modulated DFB laser

Razavi, K.E. and Davies, Phil A. (1997) Millimetre wave generation by filtering the FM-IM spectra of a directly modulated DFB laser. I E E E, Piscataway NJ, 2500 pp. ISBN 0-7803-3814-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The non-linear characteristics of semiconductor lasers have been exploited in order to generate low phase noise microwave and millimetre-wave frequencies for radio-over fibre applications. This is achieved using the modulation characteristics of a MQW-DFB semiconductor laser. A high FM index MQW-DFB laser is directly modulated at the resonant frequency of its FM characteristic response in order generate high order harmonics. By optimising the rf modulation frequency drive power, high order sideband components can be generated, selected and mixed on a photodetector to generate microwave and millimetre-wave frequencies. This paper presents results utilising the direct modulation technique, which demonstrate the generation of beat frequencies up to 25GHz. Optimization of the optical filtering process and of the phase-noise dependence of the generated beat frequency on the modulation drive source are also discussed.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: T.J. Sango
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 06:31
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 10:40
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17904 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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