High-Power Broadly Tunable Electrooptic Frequency Comb Generator
Journal article, 2013

Broadband traveling-wave electrooptic modulators made of lithium niobate have reached a high level of technological maturity. They can provide simultaneously low V pi, sustain high power (both optical and RF) and yet provide low propagation loss. By combining together these features, we present a high-power handling, broadly tunable, electrooptic frequency comb generator. The device produces between 60 and 75 lines within -10 dB bandwidth over its full tuning range-from 6 to 18 GHz- and can handle up to 1 W of optical input power. This optical frequency comb platform is very well suited for applications in RF photonics and optical communications that require independent RF and optical tuning as well as high-repetition rates but moderate bandwidth.

Electrooptic modulators

compression

laser-diode

photonic filters

light

ultrafast optics

phase modulators

microwave

microwave photonics

time-lens

optical communication

equipment

Author

A. J. Metcalf

Purdue University

Victor Torres Company

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

D. E. Leaird

Purdue University

A. M. Weiner

Purdue University

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

1077-260X (ISSN)

Vol. 19 6 6553388

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1109/jstqe.2013.2268384

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