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Electro-Optically Derived Arbitrary Millimeter-Wave Sources with 100 GHz of Bandwidth

May 20, 2022
Bryan Bosworth, Nick Jungwirth, Kassiopeia Smith, Jerome Cheron, Franklyn Quinlan, Madison Woodson, Jesse Morgan, Andreas Beling, Ari Feldman, Dylan Williams, Nate Orloff, Chris Long
We demonstrate fine phase and amplitude control of millimeter waves, measured on-wafer using an electro-optic frequency comb, programmable spectral filter, and a uni-traveling carrier photodiode. We then synthesize arbitrary waveforms with 100 GHz of

Thermal-light heterodyne spectroscopy with frequency comb calibration

February 18, 2022
Scott Diddams, Connor Fredrick, Franklyn Quinlan, Ryan Terrien, Suvrath Mahadevan, Freja Olsen
Precision laser spectroscopy is key to many developments in atomic and molecular physics and the advancement of related technologies such as atomic clocks and sensors. However, in important spectroscopic scenarios, such as astronomy and remote sensing, the

Electro-optically derived millimeter-wave sources with phase and amplitude control

October 12, 2021
Bryan Bosworth, Nick Jungwirth, Kassi Smith, Jerome Cheron, Franklyn Quinlan, Ari Feldman, Dylan Williams, Nate Orloff, Chris Long
Integrated circuits are building blocks in millimeter-wave handsets and base stations, requiring nonlinear characterization to optimize performance and energy efficiency. Today's sources use digital-to-analog converters to synthesize arbitrary electrical

Control and readout of a superconducting qubit using a photonic link

March 24, 2021
Florent Lecocq, Franklyn Quinlan, Katarina Cicak, Joe Aumentado, Scott Diddams, John Teufel
Delivering on the revolutionary promise of a universal quantum computer will require processors with millions of quantum bits (qubits). In superconducting quantum processors, each qubit is individually addressed with microwave signal lines that connect

On-Wafer Metrology of a Transmission Line Integrated Terahertz Source

May 10, 2020
Kassiopeia A. Smith, Bryan T. Bosworth, Nicholas R. Jungwirth, Jerome G. Cheron, Nathan D. Orloff, Christian J. Long, Dylan F. Williams, Richard A. Chamberlin, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Ari D. Feldman
A combination of on-wafer metrology and high-frequency network analysis was implemented to measure the response of transmission-line integrated Er-GaAs and InGaAs photomixers up to 1 THz to support the telecommunication and electronics industry.

Impedance tuning with photoconductors to 40 GHz

January 22, 2019
Jasper A. Drisko, Ari D. Feldman, Franklyn J. Quinlan, James C. Booth, Nathan D. Orloff, Christian J. Long
Light has been widely used to control a variety of microwave devices, including switches, antennas, and detectors. Here, we present a photoconductive device integrated into a coplanar waveguide to tune complex impedances at microwave frequencies with

Optimizing linearity in high-speed photodiodes

November 7, 2018
Josue Davila-Rodriguez, X. Xie, J. Zang, Christian J. Long, Tara M. Fortier, Holly F. Leopardi, Takuma Nakamura, J. C. Campbell, Scott A. Diddams, Franklyn J. Quinlan
Analog photonic links require high fidelity, high speed optical-to-electrical conversion for applications such as radio-over-fiber, synchronization at kilometer-scale facilities, and low- noise electronic signal generation. Nonlinearity is a particularly

An electro-optic ultrafast light source with sub-cycle stability

August 8, 2018
David R. Carlson, Daniel D. Hickstein, Wei Zhang, Andrew J. Metcalf, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Scott A. Diddams, Scott B. Papp
Optical frequency combs can produce femtosecond light pulses with sub-cycle precision, and are typically made by relying on the intrinsic stability of mode-locked lasers. Now, by carving a continuous-wave laser into pulses via electro-optic modulation (EOM

Temperature dependence of nonlinearity in high-speed, high-power photodetectors

September 30, 2017
Josue Davila-Rodriguez, Holly Leopardi, Tara Fortier, Xiaojun Xie, Joe C. Campbell, James Booth, Nate Orloff, Scott Diddams, Franklyn Quinlan
We present an experimental study of the nonlinearity of modified uni-traveling carrier (MUTC) photodiodes at cryogenic temperatures. At 120 K, the amplitudeto-phase (AM-to-PM) conversion nonlinearity is reduced by up to 10 dB, resulting in nearly 40 dB AM

A compact, thermal noise limited reference cavity for ultra-low noise microwave generation

March 23, 2017
Josue Davila-Rodriguez, Frederick N. Baynes, Andrew D. Ludlow, Tara M. Fortier, Holly F. Leopardi, Scott A. Diddams, Franklyn J. Quinlan
A 25 mm long, rigidly-held, ultra-stable optical frequency reference cavity is demonstrated. The cavity spacer has an easy-to-manufacture cylindrical shape which nonetheless exhibits a holding geometry predicted to be first-order insensitive to the

Optically referenced broadband electronic synthesizer with 15 digits of resolution

September 5, 2016
Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, A. Rolland, Frederick N. Baynes, A. J. Metcalf, Archita Hati, Andrew D. Ludlow, Nathan M. Hinkley, M. Shimizu, Joe Campbell, Scott A. Diddams
Increasing demands in the high tech industry for higher data rates and better synchronization necessitates the development of new wideband and tunable sources with improved noise performance over traditional synthesis based quartz oscillators. Precision

Microresonator Brillouin laser stabilization using a microfabricated rubidium cell

June 17, 2016
William Loh, Matthew T. Hummon, Holly Leopardi, Tara Fortier, Franklyn Quinlan, John Kitching, Scott Papp, Scott Diddams
We frequency stabilize the output of a miniature stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) laser to rubidium atoms in a microfabricated cell to realize a laser system with frequency stability at the 10-11 level over seven decades in averaging time. In addition

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

October 1, 2015
Franklyn J. Quinlan, A. J. Metcalf, Tara M. Fortier, Scott A. Diddams, Andrew M. Weiner
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

Dual-microcavity narrow-linewidth Brillouin laser

March 5, 2015
William Loh, Adam A. Green, Frederick N. Baynes, Daniel C. Cole, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Hansuek Lee, Kerry J. Vahala, Scott A. Diddams
The tunable narrow-linewidth laser is a revolutionary metrology tool that is critical in precision spectroscopy and the determination of fundamental physical constants, displacement measurements at the 10 -20 level, and the development of the most advanced

Attosecond timing in optical-to-electrical conversion

February 10, 2015
Frederick N. Baynes, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Qiugui Zhou, Andreas Beling, Joe C. Campbell, Scott A. Diddams
The most frequency-stable sources of electromagnetic radiation are produced optically, and optical frequency combs provide the means for high fidelity frequency transfer across hundreds of terahertz and into the microwave domain. A critical step in the

Broadband Noise Limit in the Photodetection of Ultralow Jitter Optical Pulses

November 14, 2014
Franklyn J. Quinlan, W. Sun, Tara M. Fortier, Jean-Daniel Deschenes, Yang Fu, Scott A. Diddams, Joe Campbell
Applications with optical atomic clocks and precision timing often require the transfer of optical frequency references to the electrical domain with extremely high fidelity. Here we examine the impact of photocarrier scattering and distributed absorption

High-Power and High-Linearity Photodetector Modules for Microwave Photonic Applications

October 15, 2014
Frederick N. Baynes, Efthymios Rouvalis, Xiaojun Xie, Qiugui Zhou, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Scott A. Diddams, Andreas G. Steffan, Andreas Beling, Joe C. Campbell
We demonstrate hermetically packaged InGaAs/InP photodetector modules for high performance microwave photonic applications. The devices employ an advanced photodiode epitaxial layer known as the modified uni-traveling carrier photodiode (MUTC-PD) with

Microresonator frequency comb optical clock

July 1, 2014
Scott B. Papp, Katja M. Beha, Pascal P. Del'Haye, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Hansuek Lee, Kerry J. Vahala, Scott A. Diddams
Optical frequency combs enable measurement precision at the 20th digit, and measurement accuracy entirely commensurate with their reference oscillator. A new direction in experiments is the creation of ultracompact frequency combs by way of nonlinear

Optical amplification and pulse interleaving for low noise photonics microwave generation

March 12, 2014
Franklyn J. Quinlan, Frederick N. Baynes, Tara M. Fortier, Qiugui Zhou, Allen Cross, Joe Campbelll, Scott A. Diddams
We investigate the impact of pulse interleaving and optical amplification on the spectral purity of microwave signals generated by photodetecting the pulsed output of an Er:fiber-based optical frequency comb. It is shown that the microwave phase noise

State-of-the-Art RF Signal Generation From Optical Frequency Division

September 2, 2013
Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Corey A. Barnes, Danielle G. Lirette, Tara M. Fortier, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Jason A. DeSalvo, Andrew D. Ludlow, Till P. Rosenband, Scott A. Diddams, David A. Howe
We present the design of a novel, ultra-low phase-noise frequency synthesizer implemented with extremely low noise regenerative frequency dividers. This synthesizer generates eight outputs viz. 1.6 GHz, 320 MHz, 160 MHz, 80 MHz, 40 MHz, 20 MHz, 10 MHz and

Analysis of shot noise in the detection of ultrashort optical pulse trains

May 31, 2013
Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Haifeng (. Jiang, Scott A. Diddams
We present a frequency domain model of shot noise in the photodetection of ultrashort optical pulse trains using a time-varying analysis. Shot noise-limited photocurrent power spectral densities, signal-to-noise expressions, and shot noise spectral

Photonic microwave generation with high-power photodiodes

May 14, 2013
Tara M. Fortier, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Jennifer A. Taylor, Yang Fu, Joe Campbell, Scott A. Diddams
We utilize and characterize high-power, high-linearity modified uni-traveling carrier (MUTC) photodiodes for low-phase-noise photonic microwave generation based on optical frequency division. When illuminated with 980 nm picosecond pulses from a repetition

Exploiting shot noise correlations in the photodetection of ultrashort optical pulse trains

March 10, 2013
Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Haifeng (. Jiang, Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, Yang Fu, J. C. Campbell, Scott A. Diddams
Photocurrent shot noise represents the fundamental quantum limit of amplitude, phase and timing measurements of optical signals. It is generally assumed that non-classical states of light must be employed to alter the standard, time-invariant shot noise

Sub-femtosecond absolute timing jitter with a 10 GHz hybrid photonic-microwave oscillator

June 7, 2012
Tara M. Fortier, Craig W. Nelson, Archita Hati, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Jennifer A. Taylor, Haifeng (. Jiang, Chin-Wen Chou, Till P. Rosenband, Nathan D. Lemke, Andrew D. Ludlow, David A. Howe, Christopher W. Oates, Scott A. Diddams
We present an optical-electronic approach to generating microwave signals with high spectral purity. By overcoming shot noise and operating near fundamental thermal limits, we demonstrate 10 GHz signals that have timing deviation from an ideal periodic