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OE3720 - ULTRA-WIDEBAND PHOTONIC SYNTHESIZER

HI-Q® ULTRA-WIDEBAND PHOTONIC VCO

The unique design of the OEwaves HI-Q® VCO is based on photonic generation of spectrally pure signals at millimeter wave frequencies with phase noise that is independent of frequency. This is accomplished with patented technology of semiconductor lasers injection locked to ultrahigh quality factor (Q) crystalline optical whispering gallery mode resonators.

The high performance VCO allows enhanced radar system visibility, stable clocking, increased channel capacity for communication systems, data links, and high capacity and high frequency next generation wireless systems. This level of performance in a small form factor enables new capabilities in legacy systems as well as new markets for a variety of terrestrial airborne, and space and small satellite applications.

HI-Q® ULTRA-WIDEBAND PHOTONIC VCO

Specifications

  • Tunable Output Frequency: 40-110 GHz

  • SSB Phase Noise: 

    • -110dBc/Hz @ 100kHz

    • -130 dBc/Hz @ 1MHz

    •  -145 dBc/Hz @ 10MHz

  • Operating Temperature Range: +10°C to +60°C

  • Power Consumption: 6 W

Options

  • Extended Temperature Range: -40 °C to +85 °C

  • Locking Circuit: Frequency Locking

1 - 110 GHz VCO Phase Noise and Jitter

1-110 GHz
8 GHz
16 GHz
32 GHz
70 GHz
90/110 GHz

Offset Frequency [Hz]

Free Running [dBc/Hz]

Locked

[dBc/Hz]

Locked

[dBc/Hz]

Locked

[dBc/Hz]

Locked

[dBc/Hz]

Locked

[dBc/Hz]

10

30

-60

-60

-55

-50

-45

100

-10

-90

-90

-85

-80

-75

1k

-45

-110

-110

-105

-100

-95

10k

-80

-110

-110

-110

-105

-100

100k

-110

-110

-110

-110

-110

-110

1M

-135

-135

-135

-135

-135

-135

10M

-150

-150

-150

-150

-150

-150

Jitter

5 ps 

(100 Hz-100 MHz)



<40 fs

(100 Hz-100 MHz)

<20 fs

(100 Hz-100 MHz)

<12 fs

(100 Hz-100 MHz)

<10 fs

(100 Hz-100 MHz)

<10 fs

(100 Hz-100 MHz)

<20 fs (10 kHz-100 MHz) @ 110 GHz

Locked performance based on a crystal reference, Wenzel 100 MHz 501-25900 oscillator

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Features

  • Low Phase Noise/Jitter

  • Low Spurious Content

  • Micro-Chip Form Factor

  • Frequency Scalability

  • EMI Tolerant

  • High Stability

  • Low Vibration/Acceleration

  • Sensitivity

Applications

  • Airborne Radar Systems

  • Defense Communication

  • Test and Measurement

  • Satellite Communication

  • Wireless Networks

  • Microwave Radio

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