Microwave generation using a dual-helicoidally-polarized ceramic microchip laser

Aaron McKay*, Judith M. Dawes

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Abstract

A microwave source based on a two-frequency highly-doped ceramic microchip laser is presented in this paper. Tuning bandwidths of the microwave beat-note signal are shown that approaches the gain bandwidth of the laser medium (80-100 GHz). Beat-note frequency stability of ≈ 10-6 over hour-long periods and quantum-noise-limited intensity noise scales well with increased tuning ranges and microchip arrangements for dual-helicoidally-polarized lasers. These simple, yet widely-tunable, stable photonic-based microwave sources are elegant devices for portable, frequency reference applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages263-266
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424421695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: 30 Sep 20083 Oct 2008

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Other2008 IEEE International Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with the 2008 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, MWP2008/APMP2008
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period30/09/083/10/08

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