Optical millimeter-wave signal generation via frequency 12-tupling

Po Tsung Shih*, Jyehong Chen, Chun-Ting Lin, Wen Jr Jiang, Han Sheng Huang, Peng Chun Peng, Sien Chi

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This work demonstrates the feasibility of optical millimeter-wave signal generation using frequency 12-tupling. Optical millimeter-wave signal with two sixth-order optical sidebands are generated using frequency quadrupling optical millimeter-wave generation along with optical four-wave-mixing. 210- and 120-GHz two-tone optical signals with optical carrier and undesired harmonic distortion suppression ratios of 20 and 30 dB are experimentally demonstrated. The proposed system provides an attractive method for millimeter-wave applications such as optical up-conversion in radio-over-fiber (RoF) communication systems at millimeter-wave band, phase-array antennas, optical sensors, radars, and tera-hertz applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5337904
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Four-wave mixing
  • Millimeter wave generation
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Optical communications


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