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Toward a photonic arbitrary waveform generator using a modelocked external cavity semiconductor laser

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5 Author(s)
T. Yilmaz ; CREOL, Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL, USA ; C. M. DePriest ; T. Turpin ; J. H. Abeles
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We propose an architecture for photonic arbitrary waveform generation where the phase-locked longitudinal modes of a 12.4-GHz fundamentally modelocked external cavity semiconductor laser are individually modulated. We report photonic synthesis of microwave tones at 37.2 GHz (limited by photodetector bandwidth) with linewidth < 100 Hz and dynamic range 50 dB at 100-Hz resolution bandwidth. We show photonically synthesized 12.4-GHz sine waves with superimposed sinusoidal and pulsed RF modulations, demonstrating the potential for photonic arbitrary waveform generation with the proposed architecture.

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 11 )