Photonic generation of millimeter-millimeter-wave white-light at W-band using a very broadband and high-power photonic emitter

J. W. Shi, F. M. Kuo, Tzihong Chiueh, Hsiao Feng Teng, Hsuan Ju Tsai, Nan Wei Chen, Mount Learn Wu

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Abstract

We demonstrate the photonic generation of an ultra-wideband millimeter-wave (MMW) signal (white-light), which covers the full W-band (75110 GHz). A W-band photonic emitter (PE) with a wide 3-dB optical-to-electrical bandwidth (30 GHz, 80110 GHz), constructed by integrating a planar quasi-yagi radiator for feeding the WR-10 waveguide-based horn antenna and a high-power near-ballistic uni-traveling-carrier photodiode, serves as the key component in our system. Two different kinds of optical sources are adopted to excite our emitter, one is a broadband amplified-spontaneous-emission source and the other is a fast-sweeping wavelength laser for simultaneous and very-fast scanning (35 GHz/ms) MMW white-light generation, respectively. Compared with the traditional solid-state MMW white-light (noise) generator and reported photonic approach, our demonstrated solution has the advantages of simpler configuration, higher output MMW power density, and a much faster scanning rate, due to excellent high-power performance of our wideband PE.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5443584
Pages (from-to)847-849
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Microwave photonic
  • Millimeter-wave (MMW)
  • Photonic emitter (PE)

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