Title: Optical mm-Wave Signal Generation by Frequency Quadrupling Using an Optical Modulator and a Silicon Microresonator Filter
Authors: Xu, Lin
Li, Chao
Chow, C. W.
Tsang, Hon Ki
Department of Photonics
Keywords: Frequency quadrupling;microring resonator;millimeter (mm)-wave
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2009
Abstract: By adjusting the direct current (de) bias on an electrooptic modulator to suppress the first-order sideband and subsequently using a double-waveguide micro-ring resonator to filter out the optical carrier, millimeter (mm)-wave signal was generated at a frequency of four times the 10-GHz local oscillator. A monolithic integrated silicon-based optical mm-wave signal generator by frequency quadrupling is proposed. A silicon integrated microresonator filter was fabricated and its design parameters are given. High extinction ratio optical mm-wave signal was obtained. The single sideband noise spectrum of the generated 40-GHz optical signal was measured, showing similar performance when compared with that generated by a radio-frequency synthesizer.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2008.2010056
ISSN: 1041-1135
DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2008.2010056
Volume: 21
Issue: 1-4
Begin Page: 209
End Page: 211
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