25 February 2016 Advances in optoelectronic oscillators
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Optoelectronic oscillators are used for a wide variety of applications in microwave photonics. We here report the latest advances in this technology from our research group, with emphasis on the analysis of phase noise performance. We present a stochastic modelling approach for phase noise performance analysis of optoelectronic oscillators based on whispering gallery mode resonators and/or optical fiber delay lines, and the theory is complemented with experimental measurements. We provide a detailed theoretical analysis which enables us to find the stationary states of the system as well as their stability. Our calculations also permit to find explicit formulas for the phase noise spectra, thereby allowing for their optimization.
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Romain M. Nguimdo, Romain M. Nguimdo, Khaldoun Saleh, Khaldoun Saleh, Guoping Lin, Guoping Lin, Romain Matinenghi, Romain Matinenghi, Yanne K. Chembo, Yanne K. Chembo, } "Advances in optoelectronic oscillators", Proc. SPIE 9747, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications IX, 97470V (25 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212037; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2212037
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