Micro/Millimeter-wave Photonics Using Injection-Locked Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,932.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32822
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
JAYCOR
9775 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas Simpson
(619) 453-6580
Business Contact:
() -
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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