Highly stable microwave carrier generation using a dual-frequency distributed feedback laser

M.R.H. Khan, Edward Bernhardi, D.A.I. Marpaung, M. Burla, R.M. de Ridder, Kerstin Worhoff, Markus Pollnau, C.G.H. Roeloffzen

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    Abstract

    Photonic generation of microwave carriers by using a dual-frequency distributed feedback waveguide laser in ytterbium-doped aluminum oxide is demonstrated. A highperformance optical frequency locked loop is implemented to stabilize the microwave carrier. This approach results in a microwave frequency at ~14 GHz with a phase noise of -75 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from the center frequency. The frequency stability of the photonic microwave carrier has an Allan deviation of better than 1×10-10 for an averaging time of 1000 s with a loop settling time of 15 μs.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP2012)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-815839-2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2012
    Event2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2012 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 11 Sep 201214 Sep 2012

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society

    Conference

    Conference2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2012
    Abbreviated titleMWP
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period11/09/1214/09/12

    Keywords

    • METIS-289721
    • IR-81938
    • Dual-frequency laser
    • optical frequency locked loop
    • microwave generation
    • frequency stability
    • EWI-22324

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