7 March 2014 Physical modeling of RF source generation based on electro-optic modulation and laser injection locking
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In this paper we present a frequency domain method to model the physical behavior of widely tunable (1-100GHz) and spectrally pure (1Hz linewidth) RF source, generated by down-mixing of two coherent DFB lasers with a desired RF frequency offset. Rate equations that govern master and injection locking laser behavior are used, and linearization process is followed to derive phase and intensity noise responses by carefully examining the components in the system. Various noise sources are incorporated into the model to explore their significance to final system performance. The phase noise, and RF linewidth are simulated to evaluate the system performance of the generated RF sources.
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Shouyuan Shi, Garrett Schneider, Dennis W. Prather, "Physical modeling of RF source generation based on electro-optic modulation and laser injection locking", Proc. SPIE 8980, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXII, 898022 (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2040692; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2040692
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