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1 February 1991 Wide-band analog frequency modulation of optic signals using indirect techniques
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Proceedings Volume 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems; (1991)
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
The wideband frequency modulation (FM) of an optical carrier by a radio frequency (RF) or microwave signal can be accomplished independent of laser type when indirect modulation is employed. Indirect modulators exploit the integral relation of phase to frequency so that phase modulators can be used to impress frequency modulation on an optical carrier. The use of integrated optics phase modulators, which are highly linear, enables the generation of optical wideband FM signals with very low intermodulation distortion. This modulator can be used as part of an optical wideband FM link for RF and microwave signals. Experimental results from the test of an indirect frequency modulator for an optical carrier are discussed.
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Daniel J. Fitzmartin, Edmund J. Balboni, and Robert G. Gels "Wide-band analog frequency modulation of optic signals using indirect techniques", Proc. SPIE 1371, High-Frequency Analog Fiber Optic Systems, (1 February 1991);


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