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Title: Apparatus for millimeter-wave signal generation

Abstract

An opto-electronic integrated circuit (OEIC) apparatus is disclosed for generating an electrical signal at a frequency .gtoreq.10 GHz. The apparatus, formed on a single substrate, includes a semiconductor ring laser for generating a continuous train of mode-locked lasing pulses and a high-speed photodetector for detecting the train of lasing pulses and generating the electrical signal therefrom. Embodiments of the invention are disclosed with an active waveguide amplifier coupling the semiconductor ring laser and the high-speed photodetector. The invention has applications for use in OEICs and millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. (Placitas, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872736
Patent Number(s):
5998781
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; millimeter-wave; signal; generation; opto-electronic; integrated; circuit; oeic; disclosed; generating; electrical; frequency; gtoreq; 10; ghz; formed; single; substrate; semiconductor; laser; continuous; train; mode-locked; lasing; pulses; high-speed; photodetector; detecting; therefrom; embodiments; active; waveguide; amplifier; coupling; applications; oeics; monolithic; circuits; mmics; active waveguide; waveguide amplifier; electrical signal; integrated circuits; integrated circuit; wave signal; signal generation; monolithic integrated; /250/372/

Citation Formats

Vawter, G. Allen, Hietala, Vincent M., Zolper, John C., Mar, Alan, and Hohimer, John P. Apparatus for millimeter-wave signal generation. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Vawter, G. Allen, Hietala, Vincent M., Zolper, John C., Mar, Alan, & Hohimer, John P. Apparatus for millimeter-wave signal generation. United States.
Vawter, G. Allen, Hietala, Vincent M., Zolper, John C., Mar, Alan, and Hohimer, John P. Fri . "Apparatus for millimeter-wave signal generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872736.
@article{osti_872736,
title = {Apparatus for millimeter-wave signal generation},
author = {Vawter, G. Allen and Hietala, Vincent M. and Zolper, John C. and Mar, Alan and Hohimer, John P.},
abstractNote = {An opto-electronic integrated circuit (OEIC) apparatus is disclosed for generating an electrical signal at a frequency .gtoreq.10 GHz. The apparatus, formed on a single substrate, includes a semiconductor ring laser for generating a continuous train of mode-locked lasing pulses and a high-speed photodetector for detecting the train of lasing pulses and generating the electrical signal therefrom. Embodiments of the invention are disclosed with an active waveguide amplifier coupling the semiconductor ring laser and the high-speed photodetector. The invention has applications for use in OEICs and millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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