Low Phase Noise Microwave Signal Source Module

The Hi-Q Compact Opto-Electronic Oscillator (Compact OEO) offers extremely low phase noise, low vibration, and acceleration sensitivity for signal source modules that are required in, both, high frequency and high performance applications. Available in any output frequency between 10-12 GHz (consult factory for other frequencies), the Compact OEO offers typical phase noise performance levels of better than -140 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset from the carrier. The Compact OEO is offered with a variety of scalable features and options.

The unique design of Compact OEO is based on the photonic generation of spectrally pure signals at RF and millimeter wave frequencies that enable OEwaves' signal sources to scale to higher frequencies with little to no penalty in phase noise performance.

Its ultra-low phase noise empowers clean and precise phase noise measurements,enhances military radar system visibility by several fold, and increases channel capacity for high frequency wireless communication systems by an order of magnitude. This level of performance will enable manufacturers to retrofit current systems as well as architect capabilities to address new markets.

 *ITAR Restricted: This product is designated as a defense article under Category XI(c) of the USML and is subject to ITAR licensing requirements. 



  • Frequency: 10 GHz (Other frequencies available)
  • RF Output Power: +10 dBm
  • Phase Noise: -140 dBc/Hz @10 kHz
  • Harmonics: -40 dBc


  • Optical Output Power: -3 dBm
  • PLL - Loop Bandwidth: 10 - 200 Hz
  • Vibration/Acceleration Sensitivity: 5 x 10 ¯¹¹/g

To request a quote, please email sales@oewaves.com