A novel frequency-doubling Brillouin optoelectronic oscillator

Bo Yang, Xiaofeng Jin, Shihuan Zou, Eduward Tangdiongga, Ton Koonen, Hao Chi, Shilie Zheng, Xianmin Zhang

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An optically tunable frequency-doubling Brillouin optoelectronic-oscillator using a dual-electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator (DEMZM) is presented. To achieve frequency-doubling, the DEMZM is biased at the maximum transmission point and only one of its electrodes is driven by the oscillation signal, whose frequency is determined by the stimulated Brillouin scattering effect in a high nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber. Frequency tunability is obtained by utilizing the wavelength-dependent Brillouin frequency shift. Frequency-doubling microwave signals from 18.38 to 18.74 GHz with large suppression of the fundamental frequency component are generated. The proposed approach features low cost and simple in structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2012 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467328630
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2012 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Sep 201214 Sep 2012


Conference2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2012


  • frequency-doubling
  • microwave generation
  • optoelectronic oscillator
  • stimulated Brillouin scattering


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