1 August 1991 Hybrid optical transmitter for microwave communication
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We demonstrate a 1.3 micron wavelength optical transmitter system with a 20 GHz RF center frequency and 2 GHz bandwidth. We accomplish this by actively modelocking a semiconductor diode laser at 14 GHz; the modelocked signal is then externally modulated between 5 GHz and 7 GHz, using a lithium niobate based Mach-Zehnder modulator. We show a hybrid prototype package for the modelocked laser source.
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Joannes M. Costa, Joannes M. Costa, Benson C. Lam, Benson C. Lam, Albert L. Kellner, Albert L. Kellner, David C. Campion, David C. Campion, Paul K. L. Yu, Paul K. L. Yu, } "Hybrid optical transmitter for microwave communication", Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45562; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45562

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