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28 February 2012 Widely tunable opto-electronic oscillator
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Proceedings Volume 8259, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics II; 825905 (2012)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
We present here a widely tunable opto-electronic oscillator (OEO) based on an Er,Yb:glass Dual Frequency Laser (DFL) at 1.53 μm. The beatnote is stabilized with an optical fiber delay line. Compared to classical optoelectronic oscillators, this architecture does not need RF filter and offers a wide tunability. We measured a reduction of 67 dB of the phase noise power spectral density (PSD) at 10 Hz of the carrier optical fiber leading to a level of -27 dBc/Hz with only 100 m optical fiber. Moreover, the scheme offers a microwave signal tunability from 2.5 to 5.5 GHz limited by the RF components.
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J. Maxin, G. Pillet, L. Morvan, and D. Dolfi "Widely tunable opto-electronic oscillator", Proc. SPIE 8259, RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics II, 825905 (28 February 2012);

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