Tunable photonic microwave oscillator self-locked by polarization-rotated optical feedback

T. B. Simpson, Jia Ming Liu, Mohammad Almulla, Nicholas Usechak, Vassilios Kovanis

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Abstract

Combining optical injection and polarization-rotated optical feedback in a semiconductor laser can induce self-referenced periodic output that is widely tunable by simply varying the dc-bias points of the master and slave lasers. We observed feedback-induced reduction of the pulsation peak linewidth by more than two orders of magnitude relative to the injection-only case. The nonlinear dynamics of the optically injected semiconductor laser can be used to minimize sensitivity to fluctuations in the operating points. Performance is negatively affected by interference between the external injection signal and residual feedback in the same polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2012, Proceedings
Pages555-559
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 66th IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2012 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 21 2012May 24 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2012, Proceedings

Other

Other2012 66th IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/21/125/24/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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