3 November 1998 Recent results with the coupled opto-electronic oscillator
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Abstract
We present experimental results of coupled opto-electronic oscillators (COEO) constructed with a semiconductor optical amplifier based ring laser, a semiconductor Fabry-Perot laser, and a semiconductor colliding pulse mode-locked laser. Each COEO can simultaneously generate short optical pulses and spectrally pure RF signals. With these devices, we obtained optical pulses as short as 6 picoseconds and RF signals as high in frequency as 18 GHz with a spectral purity comparable with a HP8561B synthesizer. These experiments demonstrate that COEOs are promising compact sources for generating low jitter optical pulses and low phase noise RF/millimeter wave signals.
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X. Steve Yao, X. Steve Yao, Lute Maleki, Lute Maleki, Chi Wu, Chi Wu, Lawrence J. Davis, Lawrence J. Davis, Siamak Forouhar, Siamak Forouhar, "Recent results with the coupled opto-electronic oscillator", Proc. SPIE 3463, Photonics and Radio Frequency II, (3 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330392; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.330392
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