Photonic Generation of Microwave Signals Using Dual-Wavelength Distributed-Feedback Waveguide Lasers

Edward Bernhardi, M.R.H. Khan, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Hendricus A.G.M. van Wolferen, Kerstin Worhoff, R.M. de Ridder, Markus Pollnau

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    Abstract

    The fabrication and characterization of dual-wavelength distributed-feedback channel waveguide lasers in Al2O3:Yb3+ are described. These integrated lasers are used to generate narrowband microwave signals, with frequencies ranging between 12.43 GHz and 23.2 GHz, via the heterodyne photodetection of the two optical waves emitted by each cavity. In particular, the frequency- and power stability of a 9-kHz-wide microwave signal generated at ~15 GHz are investigated. The long-term frequency stability of the microwave signal produced by the free-running laser is better than ± 2.5 MHz, while the power of the microwave signal is stable within ± 0.35 dB.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication17th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter
    Place of PublicationMons, Belgium
    PublisherFaculty of Engineering, University of Mons
    Pages101-104
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-2-8052-0184-4
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2012
    Event17th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2012 - Mons, Belgium
    Duration: 29 Nov 201230 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 17
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    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherFaculty of Engineering, University of Mons

    Conference

    Conference17th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2012
    CountryBelgium
    CityMons
    Period29/11/1230/11/12
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    Keywords

    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • IR-82551
    • METIS-296169
    • EWI-22673

    Cite this

    Bernhardi, E., Khan, M. R. H., Roeloffzen, C. G. H., van Wolferen, H. A. G. M., Worhoff, K., de Ridder, R. M., & Pollnau, M. (2012). Photonic Generation of Microwave Signals Using Dual-Wavelength Distributed-Feedback Waveguide Lasers. In 17th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter (pp. 101-104). Mons, Belgium: Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons.