An Optoelectronic Oscillator (OEO) is a device that combines electronic and optical components to generate stable microwave or millimeter-wave signals. It typically consists of an optical feedback loop and an electronic oscillator. The key components include a light source, a modulator to encode information onto the optical carrier, and an optical resonator to provide feedback.


A Dispersion Managed Phase Only Modulation 18 GHz Optoelectronic Oscillator

In this manuscript, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a dispersion-controlled optoelectronic oscillator with phase only modulator at 18 GHz. The generated microwave signal has a phase noise of −108 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset frequency and the integrated timing jitter is calculated to be 16.2 fs (1 kHz to 100 MHz) and 20 fs (1kHz to Nyquist).