Photonic synthesis of continuous-wave millimeter-wave signals using a passively mode-locked laser diode and selective optical filtering Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2012

start page

  • 1416

end page

  • 1419


  • 6


  • 54

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0895-2477

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-2760


  • We report a photonic synthesis scheme for CW mm-wave signal generation using a single Passively Mode-Locked Laser Diode (PMLLD), optical filtering and photomixing in a fast photodiode. The phase noise of the photonically synthesized signals is evaluated and inherits the characteristics of the PMLLD electrical power spectrum.


  • Electronics
  • Optics


  • millimeter-wave photonic generation; mode-locked lasers; photomixing; phase noise