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Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310 nm QD-DFB laser.
|Title||Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310 nm QD-DFB laser.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Hurtado A, Mee J, Nami M, Henning ID, Adams MJ, Lester LF|
|Date Published||2013 May 6|
Tunable microwave signal generation with frequencies ranging from below 1 GHz to values over 40 GHz is demonstrated experimentally with a 1310 nm Quantum Dot (QD) Distributed-Feedback (DFB) laser. Microwave signal generation is achieved using the period 1 dynamics induced in the QD DFB under optical injection. Continuous tuning in the positive detuning frequency range of the quantum dot's unique stability map is demonstrated. The simplicity of the experimental configuration offers promise for novel uses of these nanostructure lasers in Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) applications and future mobile networks.
|Alternate Journal||Opt Express|