Harmonic signal generation and frequency up-conversion are demonstrated using a hybrid mode-locked multisection distributed-feedback (MS-DFB) laser. Hybrid mode-locking is realized by direct injection of electrical local oscillator (LO) signals into the laser gain control section. The harmonic signals are generated when multiple optical modes produced by the hybrid mode-locked MS-DFB laser are detected in a photodiode (PD). In addition, if data signals at FIF are applied to the device along with LO signals at fLO, optical sidebands separated from the optical modes by fIF are generated and harmonic up-converted signals are obtained by mode-beating in PD. Using this method, we demonstrate generation of the third-harmonic millimeter-waves at 30.79 GHz with LO at 10.263 GHz, and up-conversion of 12.5-Mb/s 32 quadrature amplitude modulation data at 300-MHz fIF into 30-GHz band.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering