Ultra-low noise microwave generation

Ultra-stable microwave sources are paramount for a broad range of applications, including precision metrology, navigation, telecom and next generation wireless communication (e.g. 5G), as well as coherent radar. The idea to phase-coherently divide high-fidelity optical signals into the microwave domain was already envisioned in the very early stages of frequency comb technology. In laboratory demonstrations the level of phase noise of these photonic microwaves has been proven to vastly exceed the performance of any other established technology. Menlo Systems is on the verge of bringing this technology to the market, providing a performance that significantly exceeds commercially available oscillators. Combining our established ultra-stable optical reference systems and our state-of-the-art optical frequency combs, Menlo Systems is capable of offering an all-in-one solution for photonic microwave generation. 

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