Integrated Optolectrics Using Injection-Locked Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (Proposal 8211-58)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$68,827.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1996
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
32822
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Jaycor
9775 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Thomas Simpson
 (619) 453-6580
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Optical generation of phase-locked, frequency-tunable microwave signals will be demonstrated using a vertical cavity surface emitting laser under external optical injection as the source. Injection of an optical signal into a semiconductor laser modifies the resonant coupling between the carriers and circulating optical field. This modification can be exploited to generate modulated output with a modulation frequency which is tunable in the microwave and millimeter-wave frequency regimes. A phase-locked modulated signal can be constructed with a feedback loop and a stable reference. Experimental demonstration will be combined with modeling to determine the laser parameters necessary to generate a tunable carrier frequency in the 20 to 60 GHz range. Near monolithic integration of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers into optoelectronic circuits will be investigated.

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