27 November 2012 Optical generation of millimeter-wave based on single-mode fiber ring cavity
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In this paper, a novel optical generation of millimeter waves based on the birefringence in a single-mode fiber ring cavity is proposed and investigated theoretically. The input pulsed laser stimulates two orthogonal eigen-modes in a single-mode fiber ring cavity, the birefringence of single-mode fiber causes a phase mismatch for the two eigen-modes, this phase mismatch leads the generation of millimeter waves, out of the ring cavity a pigtail polarizer is used to combine the two eigen-modes, and then the millimeter wave signal is obtained by using heterodyne method. The effects of straight- through coupling coefficients, phase delay factor, and refractive index difference on millimeter wave signal are discussed.
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Haiyan Chen, Haiyan Chen, Lilin Chen, Lilin Chen, Cong Chen, Cong Chen, } "Optical generation of millimeter-wave based on single-mode fiber ring cavity", Proc. SPIE 8555, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration IV, 85550K (27 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977621; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.977621
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