Fibre-supported optical generation and delivery of 60 GHz signals

JJ O'reilly, PM Lane

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A novel 'frequency quadrupling' technique for the optical generation and delivery via fibre of modulated 60 GHz band millimetre-wave signals is described. The technique requires only microwave frequency capability for the optical modulator and drive electronics, and these are readily available commercially. The frequency quadrupling technique is demonstrated experimentally with a high spectral purity 60 GHz signal obtained using a 15 GHz source and optical modulator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1330
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes


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