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Broadly tunable, low timing jitter, high repetition rate optoelectronic comb generator

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Author(s)

Franklyn J. Quinlan, A. J. Metcalf, Tara M. Fortier, Scott A. Diddams, Andrew M. Weiner

Abstract

We investigate the low timing jitter properties of a tunable single-pass optoelectronic frequency comb generator. The scheme is flexible in that both the repetition rate and the center frequency can be continuously tuned. When operated at 10 GHz comb spacing, the integrated residual pulse-to-pulse timing jitter is 11.35 fs (1 Hz to 10 MHz) with no feedback stabilization. The corresponding phase noise at 1 Hz offset from the photo detected 10 GHz carrier is -100 dBc/Hz.
Citation
Electronics Letters
Volume
51
Issue
20

Keywords

microwave photonics, phase noise, timing jitter, ultrafast optics

Citation

Quinlan, F. , Metcalf, A. , Fortier, T. , Diddams, S. and Weiner, A. (2015), Broadly tunable, low timing jitter, high repetition rate optoelectronic comb generator, Electronics Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2015.1367 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created October 1, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018