With the rapid developments of wireless communication, automotive radar, and high-transmission technologies, there is an increasing demand for millimeter-wave (mmW) signals. Traditional electronic synthesizers suffer from a bandwidth limited to below 100 GHz, are bulky, and have relatively low power efficiency.
Researchers at CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards in Technology have developed a wide-band mmW synthesizer based on photomixing between two microresonator soliton combs. Stable and tunable mmW signals in the frequency range of 50 GHz to 1 THz and potentially beyond are possible.
- Can be integrated onto a single chip or device
- Decreased size as compared to standard electronic synthesizer
- Lower power consumption / higher power efficiency
- High tuning accuracy and signal stability
- Broad frequency range from 50 GHz to 1 THz
- Radar / Lidar
- Precise Spectroscopy
- Wireless Communications
This technology is available for exclusive or non-exclusive licensing.