Wireless hybrid mode locked lasers for next generation radio-over-fiber systems

BAM Khawaja, MJ Cryan

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This paper demonstrates a novel technique to wirelessly injection lock a state-of-the-art 40 GHz mode locked laser and shows baseband data transmission using such a technique. This allows mode locked lasers to be used as millimeter wave modulated data sources for next generation Radio-over-Fiber systems. Binary phase shift keying data transmission rates of up to 22 Mb/s have been demonstrated for a short wireless range of 10 cm. These devices can also be used as millimeter wave phase shifters for advanced antenna beam steering systems.
Translated title of the contributionWireless hybrid mode locked lasers for next generation radio-over-fiber systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2268 - 2276
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

Bibliographical note

Publisher: IEEE
Rose publication type: Journal article

Sponsorship: The Ph.D. work of B. A. Khawaja
was supported in part by the National University of Science and Technology
(NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. This work was supported in part by the Department
of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, U.K.

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  • beam steering systems
  • binary phase shift keying
  • millimeter wave
  • mode locked lasers
  • phase shifters
  • wireless injection locking
  • radio-over-fiber


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