Fibre grating DFB laser for generation of optical microwave signal

W. Zhang, Y. C. Lai, J. A.R. Williams, Chao Lu, L. Zhang, I. Bennion

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Abstract

A distributed feedback fibre laser is realized with a phase-shifted fibre Bragg grating. Dual-mode operation is obtained by means of linear birefringence for heterodyne generation of optical microwave signal. The two modes, operating in the same cavity produce a beat signal with exceptionally low-phase noise. The linewidth of the resulting microwave signal obtained is less than 1 kHz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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