RF Photonics: An Optical Microcombs' Perspective

Wu, J, Xu, X, Nguyen, T, Chu, S, Little, B, Morandotti, R, Mitchell, A and Moss, D 2018, 'RF Photonics: An Optical Microcombs' Perspective', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1-20.


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Title RF Photonics: An Optical Microcombs' Perspective
Author(s) Wu, J
Xu, X
Nguyen, T
Chu, S
Little, B
Morandotti, R
Mitchell, A
Moss, D
Year 2018
Journal name IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume number 24
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Over the past decade, optical frequency combs generated by high-Q microresonators, or optical microcombs, which feature compact device footprints, low power consumption, and high repetition rates in broad optical bandwidths, have led to a revolution in a wide range of fields including metrology, telecommunications, radio frequency (RF) photonics, spectroscopy, sensing, and quantum optics. Among these, an application that has attracted great interest is the use of optical microcombs for RF photonics, where they offer enhanced functionalities as well as reduced size and power consumption over other approaches. This paper reviews the recent advances in this emerging field. We provide an overview of the main achievements that have been obtained to date, and highlight the strong potential of optical microcombs for RF photonics applications. We also discuss some of the open challenges and limitations that need to be addressed for practical applications.
Subject Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified
Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Optical Physics not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) integrated optics
nonlinear optics
optical Kerr effect
Optical parametric oscillators
DOI - identifier 10.1109/JSTQE.2018.2805814
Copyright notice © 2018 IEEE
ISSN 1077-260X
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