High dynamic range electro-optic modulator (EOM) for wide-band microwave fiber optic link is a system issue. This paper describes EOM sensitivity improvement, nonlinearity reduction fabrication process optimization, and the associated performance requirements of EOM driver, diode laser, photodetector, post-detector amplifier, and measurement equipment.
J. J. Pan,
"High Dynamic Range Microwave Electro-Optic Modulators", Proc. SPIE 1102, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications IV, (14 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960533; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960533