High-Power Broadly Tunable Electrooptic Frequency Comb Generator
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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.

light

laser-diode

photonic filters

microwave photonics

optical communication

Electrooptic modulators

time-lens

compression

microwave

phase modulators

equipment

ultrafast optics

Författare

A. J. Metcalf

Purdue University

Victor Torres Company

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Fotonik

D. E. Leaird

Purdue University

A. M. Weiner

Purdue University

IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

1077-260X (ISSN)

Vol. 19 6 6553388

Ämneskategorier

Fysik

DOI

10.1109/jstqe.2013.2268384