Optical microwave/millimeter-wave links using direct modulation of two-section gain-coupled DFB lasers

Cheolhwan Kim, Inwoong Kim, Guifang Li, M.R. Lange, T.E. Dimmick, P. Langlois, B. Reid
2005 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  
Transmission of 155-Mb/s binary phase-shift-keyingmodulated microwave/millimeter-wave (MMW) signal on an optical carrier over up to 80 km of standard single-mode fiber has been demonstrated experimentally using direct modulation of a two-section gain-coupled distributed feedback laser. Direct data modulation at an MMW carrier frequency of 25 GHz was enabled by on-chip optical injection locking. Index Terms-Analog transmission, microwave/millimeter-wave (MMW), optical injection locking,
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doi:10.1109/lpt.2005.851041 fatcat:oiph6uabh5apfjarfdci3kk274