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Multi-mode optoelectronic oscillator

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A multi-mode optoelectronic oscillator (MM-OEO) includes an OEO cavity having an input for receiving an RF signal and an RF output. The OEO cavity includes a) a first laser having a first laser output, a second laser having a second laser output, b) a modulator having i) a first input coupled to the first laser output, ii) a second input coupled to the second laser output, iii) a third input, iv) a first modulator output, and v) a second modulator output, c) a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) having an input coupled to the first modulator output and having an SOA amplified output, d) a photodetector coupled to the SOA amplified output and having an output, and e) a coupler having an input coupled to the photodetector output and having a first output coupled to the third modulator input and a second output, whereby an amplified RF signal is produced at the OEO RF output.

Inventors: 
Devgan, Preetpaul S.; Urick, Vincent J.; Williams, Keith J.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2012-09-14
Grant Date: 
2014-09-02
Grant time: 
718 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
13
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY