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Experimental demonstration of frequency-octupled millimeter-wave signal generation based on a dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator

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2 Author(s)
Yamei Zhang ; Microwave Photonics Res. Lab., Nanjing Univ. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut., Nanjing, China ; Shilong Pan

A frequency octupling system based on a dual-parallel Mach-Zehnder modulator (DPMZM) and a wavelength-fixed optical notch filter is experimentally demonstrated. A millimeter-wave signal tunable from 36.8 to 42.4 GHz is generated when a microwave drive signal from 4.6 to 5.3 GHz is applied to the DPMZM. The spectral purity of the generated signal is also theoretically and experimentally studied. An electrical harmonic suppression ratio of more than 30 dB is achieved.

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Microwave Workshop Series on Millimeter Wave Wireless Technology and Applications (IMWS), 2012 IEEE MTT-S International

Date of Conference:

18-20 Sept. 2012