A Monolithically Integrated Laser-Photodetector Chip for On-Chip Photonic and Microwave Signal Generation
Author(s): Qi, HF (Qi, Hefei); Chen, GC (Chen, Guangcan); Lu, D (Lu, Dan); Zhao, LJ (Zhao, Lingjuan)
Source: PHOTONICS Volume: 6 Issue: 4 Article Number: 102 DOI: 10.3390/photonics6040102 Published: DEC 2019
Abstract: An Indium-phosphide-based monolithically integrated photonic chip comprising of an amplified feedback laser (AFL) and a photodetector was designed and fabricated for on-chip photonic and microwave generation. Various waveforms including single tone, multi-tone, and chaotic signal generation were demonstrated by simply adjusting the injection currents applied to the controlling electrodes. The evolution dynamics of the photonic chip was characterized. Photonic microwave with frequency separation tunable from 26.3 GHz to 34 GHz, chaotic signal with standard bandwidth of 12 GHz were obtained. An optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) based on the integrated photonic chip was demonstrated without using any external electrical filter and photodetector. Tunable microwave outputs ranging from 25.5 to 26.4 GHz with single sideband (SSB) phase noise less than -90 dBc/Hz at a 10-kHz offset from the carrier frequency were realized.
Accession Number: WOS:000505522300009
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