Compact optoelectronic oscillator using whispering gallery mode resonators for radio-frequency and millimeter wave generation

Abstract : Optoelectronic oscillators are ultra-pure microwave generators based on optical energy storage instead of high finesse radio-frequency resonators. We present in this communication a new and compact architecture where the optical energy storage is performed by trapping laser light into the ultra-high Q whispering gallery modes of a millimeter-size disk resonator. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate the generation of a 10.7 GHz microwave with a phase noise of -110 dBrad(2)/Hz at 100 kHz. We also discuss in detail the potential of this architecture for the generation of microwaves with a frequency ranging from 50 to 200 GHz.
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K. Volyanskiy, P. Salzenstein, H. Tavernier, M. Pogurmirskiy, Y.K. Chembo, et al.. Compact optoelectronic oscillator using whispering gallery mode resonators for radio-frequency and millimeter wave generation. Conference on RF and Millimeter-Wave Photonics, Jan 2011, San Francisco, United States. pp.79360B, ⟨10.1117/12.876985⟩. ⟨hal-00655135⟩

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