Special Issue "Miniature Optoelectronic Resonators and Oscillators"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E:Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Patrice Salzenstein
Guest Editor
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut FEMTO-ST, France
Interests: Optoelectronic oscillators; Optical resonators; Instrumentation; Brillouin light scattering

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The idea of developing oscillators, which can potentially replace electric oscillators like those based on quartz, is interesting. Since their introduction almost thirty years ago, optoelectronic oscillators (OEO) are a family of potential candidates whose performance can be expected to compete with more conventional oscillators, and even provide solutions which are less sensitive to external parameters. After years of research, considerable progress has been made in the wake of the pioneers in this field. Making miniature OEOs is a constantly improving quest. There are many challenges that researchers must overcome to achieve their goals. The miniature OEOs for the most efficient applications must satisfy conditions such as staying in very low phase noise levels, while occupying a low volume. For miniature optoelectronic resonators and OEOs intended to be integrated, it is fundamental to design and manufacture relatively robust structures on chips while ensuring high quality coefficients and consequent yields. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus just as much on the efforts made at the level of the design as the technological obstacles that it has been necessary to remove, but also on the state-of-the-art current performances of miniature OEOs.

Looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Dr. Patrice Salzenstein
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Optoelectronic oscillator
  • Optical resonator
  • Microresonator
  • Microsphere
  • Optical microcavity
  • Resonator coupling
  • Photonic integration
  • Optimization
  • Microwave photonics
  • Miniaturization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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