Comparison of optical processing techniques for optical microwave signal generation

  title={Comparison of optical processing techniques for optical microwave signal generation},
  author={Arthur J. Lowery and Phil C. R. Gurney},
Recently, there have been several proposals on using the higher RF harmonics of detected pulses from mode-locked semiconductor lasers as a source of microwave and millimeter waves. This paper compares the performance of three optical techniques of signal processing that have been proposed to select a higher harmonic of a mode-locked laser, by using extensive numerical simulations. We show that techniques using delays and splitters are insensitive to the coherence properties of the source, but… CONTINUE READING


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