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Photonic microwave harmonic generator driven by an optoelectronic ring oscillator

Varón-Durán, Margarita and Le Kernec, Arnaud and Mollier, Jean-Claude Photonic microwave harmonic generator driven by an optoelectronic ring oscillator. (2007) In: 2007 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, 29 Oct - 01 Nov 2007, Salvador, Brazil .

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We describe a new architecture to generate microwave signals by optical means. Our system combines the advantages of two techniques: frequency multipliers and loop oscillators. A frequency multiplier allows to obtain high frequencies using frequency harmonic generation, nevertheless, a very good quality reference signal is necessary to drive the system. In our setup, this reference signal is obtained using a loop oscillator. Optoelectronic loop oscillators generate signals with good performance in terms of phase noise and linewidth. We present the theory related to those techniques and the experimental data obtained.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This paper appears in: Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference, 2007. IMOC 2007. SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Publication Date: Oct. 29 2007-Nov. 1 2007 On page(s): 639 - 643 ISBN: 978-1-4244-0661-6
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Département d'Electronique, Optronique et Signal - DEOS (Toulouse, France) - Micro-ondes et Optique pour Systèmes Embarqués - MOSE
Deposited On:20 Oct 2009 07:59

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