Photodetection noise reduction of a 10 GHz fiber-laser- based photonic microwave generator

Abstract

We demonstrate reduced photodetection noise floor of a 10 GHz fiber laser-based photonic microwave generator by using a pulse repetition-rate-multiplier in combination with a modified Uni-Traveling-Carrier (MUTC) photodiode that features high power handling and linearity. This enables a residual phase noise floor of -170 dBc/Hz at 10 GHz, which is a 5-25 dB improvement over earlier results. Photodiode flicker noise is measured to be near -133/f dBc/Hz.

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@inproceedings{Jiang2012PhotodetectionNR, title={Photodetection noise reduction of a 10 GHz fiber-laser- based photonic microwave generator}, author={Haifeng Jiang and Jennifer A Taylor and Franklyn J. Quinlan and Tara Michele Fortier and Scott A. Diddams and Yang Fu and Zhi Li and Joe C. Campbell}, year={2012} }