Optoelectronic microwave-range frequency mixing in semiconductor lasers

Portnoi, E. L., Gorfinkel, V. B., Avrutin, E. A., Thayne, I. G. , Barrow, D. A., Marsh, J. H. and Luryi, S. (1995) Optoelectronic microwave-range frequency mixing in semiconductor lasers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 1(2), pp. 451-460. (doi:10.1109/2944.401228)

Portnoi, E. L., Gorfinkel, V. B., Avrutin, E. A., Thayne, I. G. , Barrow, D. A., Marsh, J. H. and Luryi, S. (1995) Optoelectronic microwave-range frequency mixing in semiconductor lasers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 1(2), pp. 451-460. (doi:10.1109/2944.401228)

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Abstract

Optoelectronic mixing of very high-frequency amplitude-modulated signals using a semiconductor laser simultaneously as a local oscillator and a mixer is proposed, Three possible constructions of a monolithically integrated up-or down-converter are considered theoretically: a four-terminal semiconductor laser with dual pumping current/modal gain control, and both a passively mode-locked and a passively Q-switched semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with an electroabsorption pumping current modulator. Experimental verification of the feasibility of the laser-mixer concept is presented.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant Number GR/H/82471). One of the authors (E. L. Portnoi) was supported in part by the University of Glasgow. One of the authors (I. G. Thayne) was supported in part by an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. One of the authors (D. A. Barrow) was supported in part by a CASE award with BNR (Europe).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marsh, Professor John and Thayne, Professor Iain
Authors: Portnoi, E. L., Gorfinkel, V. B., Avrutin, E. A., Thayne, I. G., Barrow, D. A., Marsh, J. H., and Luryi, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:1077-260X
ISSN (Online):1558-4542

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