In this paper, we present a coherent receiver based on an optical phase-locked loop (PLL) for linear phase demodulation. The receiver concept is demonstrated at low frequency. For high-frequency operation, monolithic and hybrid integrated versions of the receiver have been developed and experimentally verified in an analog link. The receiver has a bandwidth of 1.45 GHz. At 300 MHz, a spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) of 125 dB Hz 3 is measured.