Generation and modulation of tunable mm-wave optical signals using semiconductor ring laser

Memon, M.I., Mezosi, G., Li, B., Lu, D., Wang, Z.R., Sorel, M. and Yu, S.Y. (2009) Generation and modulation of tunable mm-wave optical signals using semiconductor ring laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 21(11), pp. 733-735. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2009.2017383)

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Abstract

Optical injection locking and cavity enhanced four-wave mixing in semiconductor ring lasers have been used to generate data modulated millimeter (mm)-wave optical signals. The scheme is shown to have multigigahertz (multi-GHz) modulation bandwidth. The 4-Gb/s data is transferred directly from an intensity modulated optical signal onto an mm-wave optical signal with the mm-wave frequency tunable in steps of 62.5 GHz and with flexible radio-frequency modulation formats over the optical carrier. Bit-error-rate and eye-diagram measurements confirm excellent signal quality.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Cavity, conversion, engineering, England, four-wave mixing (FWM), frequencies, frequency, generation, injection, injection locking, laser, lasers, millimeter (MM)-wave modulation, modulation, optical injection locking (OIL), optics, physics, radio-frequency (RF)-over-fiber, ring lasers, semiconductor, semiconductor ring laser, semiconductor ring laser (SRL), semiconductor ring lasers
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mezosi, Mr Gabor and Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Memon, M.I., Mezosi, G., Li, B., Lu, D., Wang, Z.R., Sorel, M., and Yu, S.Y.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
ISSN:1041-1135
ISSN (Online):1941-0174

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