Microwave-photonic frequency multiplication utilizing optical four-wave mixing and fiber Bragg gratings
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006

A novel technique for optical multiplication of a millimeter-wave carrier is presented. It utilizes optical four-wave mixing (FWM) in a highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) and the filtering properties of matched fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs). The technique includes a sixfold electrical frequency multiplication in the optical domain. In this experiment, the multiplicator is driven electronically at 6.67 GHz, and the created millimeter wave has a frequency of 40 GHz. The generated carrier has a linewidth lower than 3 Hz and a carrier to noise ratio exceeding 50 dB. Furthermore, successful data transmission over the optical fiber of 2.5 Gb/s on the generated millimeter-wave carrier was performed.

microwave photonics photonics

millimeter-wave generation

Fiber Bragg gratings

four-wave mixing


Andreas Wiberg

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Fotonik

Pere Pérez-Millan

Universitat de Valencia

Miguel Andrés

Universitat de Valencia


Per Olof E Hedekvist

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Fotonik

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN)

Vol. 24 1 329-334





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