Electrically tunable microwave generation using compact dual-polarization fiber laser

Bai Ou Guan, Yang Zhang, Li Wei Zhang, Hwa Yaw Tam

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A simple technique for tunable microwave frequency generation based on a compact dual-polarization fiber grating laser incorporated with a piezoelectric transducer (PZT) is demonstrated. The PZT exerts a transversal force to the fiber grating laser which changes the fiber birefringence and, therefore, the wavelength separation between the two polarization lines. The beat tone frequency changes linearly in response to the driving voltage applied to the PZT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • Dual-polarization fiber laser
  • Fiber grating laser
  • Heterodyne
  • Microwave generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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