30 November 2004 Low-phase-noise optoelectronic microwave source
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A low phase noise optoelectronic source has been developed operating at 10 GHz. Custom surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices operating at high frequency and high acoustic power have been developed and are used as the critical element in an optical phase locked loop. Improved performance could be attained via lasers with larger control loop bandwidths. The source is antenna remoteable via the use of optical fibre and is compact and lightweight, suggesting applications in phased array radar.
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Martin James Cooper, Martin James Cooper, Peter Sample, Peter Sample, Meirion F. Lewis, Meirion F. Lewis, Rebecca A. Wilson, Rebecca A. Wilson, } "Low-phase-noise optoelectronic microwave source", Proc. SPIE 5618, Integrated Optical Devices, Nanostructures, and Displays, (30 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578714; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.578714
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