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18 November 1989 Generation And Detection Of Millimeter Wave Modulated Light With High Speed Diode Lasers And Photodetectors
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Proceedings Volume 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951115
Event: 13th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 1987, Honolulu, HI, United States
Abstract
The bandwidths of semiconductor lasers, modulators and photodetectors have dramatically increased recently, making it possible to directly modulate light with signals whose frequencies extend from dc to millimeter wave frequencies. Furthermore, the low attenuation of optical fiber and modulation-frequency-independent nature of the attenuation makes lightwave transmission of broadband microwave signals attractive. Recent advances in generating subpicosecond optical pulses at microwave frequencies using semiconductor lasers has made it possible to generate combs of frequencies extending through the entire microwave and millimeter wave spectrum. With present and next generation photodetectors to detect these optical signals, many applications of optoelectronic devices to spectroscopy, analog and digital transmission, electro-optic sampling, and high speed electronics and optical computing have become important.
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J. E. Bowers, C. A. Burrus, and F. G. Storz "Generation And Detection Of Millimeter Wave Modulated Light With High Speed Diode Lasers And Photodetectors", Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951115
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