A liénard oscillator resonant tunnelling diode-laser diode hybrid integrated circuit: model and experiment

Slight, T.J., Romeira, B., Wang, L., Figueiredo, J.M.L., Wasige, E. and Ironside, C.N. (2008) A liénard oscillator resonant tunnelling diode-laser diode hybrid integrated circuit: model and experiment. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 44(12), pp. 1158-1163. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2008.2000924)

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Abstract

We report on a hybrid optoelectronic integrated circuit based on a resonant tunnelling diode driving an optical communications laser diode. This circuit can act as a voltage controlled oscillator with optical and electrical outputs. We show that the oscillator operation can be described by Liénard's equation, a second order nonlinear differential equation, which is a generalization of the Van der Pol equation. This treatment gives considerable insight into the potential of a monolithic version of the circuit for optical communication functions including clock recovery and chaotic source applications.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wasige, Professor Edward and Ironside, Professor Charles and Slight, Dr Thomas
Authors: Slight, T.J., Romeira, B., Wang, L., Figueiredo, J.M.L., Wasige, E., and Ironside, C.N.
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 Journal of Quantum Electronics
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:0018-9197
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 44(12):1158-1163
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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