Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser

Antonio Hurtado, Jesse Mee, Mohsen Nami, Ian D. Henning, Michael J. Adams, Luke F. Lester

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Abstract

Tunable microwave signal generation with frequencies ranging from below 1 GHz to values over 40 GHz is demonstrated experimentally with a 1310nm Quantum Dot (QD) Distributed-Feedback (DFB) laser. Microwave signal generation is achieved using the period 1 dynamics induced in the QD DFB under optical injection. Continuous tuning in the positive detuning frequency range of the quantum dot's unique stability map is demonstrated. The simplicity of the experimental configuration offers promise for novel uses of these nanostructure lasers in Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) applications and future mobile networks.

LanguageEnglish
Pages10772-10778
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2013

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  • tunable microwave signal
  • signal generation
  • continuous tuning

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Hurtado, A., Mee, J., Nami, M., Henning, I. D., Adams, M. J., & Lester, L. F. (2013). Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser. Optics Express, 21(9), 10772-10778. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010772
Hurtado, Antonio ; Mee, Jesse ; Nami, Mohsen ; Henning, Ian D. ; Adams, Michael J. ; Lester, Luke F. / Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 9. pp. 10772-10778.
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Hurtado, A, Mee, J, Nami, M, Henning, ID, Adams, MJ & Lester, LF 2013, 'Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser' Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 10772-10778. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010772

Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser. / Hurtado, Antonio; Mee, Jesse; Nami, Mohsen; Henning, Ian D.; Adams, Michael J.; Lester, Luke F.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 9, 06.05.2013, p. 10772-10778.

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