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Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser

Hurtado, A and Mee, J and Nami, M and Henning, ID and Adams, MJ and Lester, LF (2013) 'Tunable microwave signal generator with an optically-injected 1310nm QD-DFB laser.' Optics Express, 21 (9). 10772 - 10778. ISSN 1094-4087

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Tunable microwave signal generation with frequencies ranging from below 1 GHz to values over 40 GHz is demonstrated experimentally with a 1310nm 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. © 2013 Optical Society of America.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 14:06
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 17:15

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