Generation and modulation of tunable mm-wave optical signals using semiconductor ring laser

MI Memon, G Mezosi, B Li, D Lu, Z Wang, C Sorel, S Yu

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Abstract

Optical injection locking and cavity enhanced four-wave mixing in semiconductor ring lasers have been used to generate data modulated millimeter (mm)-wave optical signals. The scheme is shown to have multigigahertz (multi-GHz) modulation bandwidth. The 4-Gb/s data is transferred directly from an intensity modulated optical signal onto an mm-wave optical signal with the mm-wave frequency tunable in steps of 62.5 GHz and with flexible radio-frequency modulation formats over the optical carrier. Bit-error-rate and eye-diagram measurements confirm excellent signal quality.
Translated title of the contributionGeneration and modulation of tunable mm-wave optical signals using semiconductor ring laser
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733 - 735
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume21 (11)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Publisher: IEEE

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