Integrated reciprocating optical modulator for optical high-order sideband generation

Tetsuya Kawanishi*, Kiichi Yoshiara, Satoshi Oikawa, Satoshi Shinada, Takahide Sakamoto, Masayuki Izutsu

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We demonstrated optical high-order sideband generation using a reciprocating optical modulator consisting of a pair of fiber Bragg gratings and an optical phase modulator. The reflection band of the fiber Bragg grating had a steep edge of 0.02 nm. A twelfth optical high-order sideband component was generated from a 4.4 GHz electric signal. Millimeter waves generated as beat signals of the optical high-order sideband components were quite stable. Spectrum line widths were less than 300 Hz. The intensity modulation of the generated millimeter waves was also demonstrated by applying a baseband signal to the modulator without using another electric or optical modulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5791-5794
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number8 B
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Harmonics
  • Millimeter wave
  • Optical filter
  • Optical modulation
  • Reciprocating
  • Reflection band

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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