27 December 2001 Simultaneous suppression of laser relative intensity noise: second- and third-order distortions using a balanced electro-absorption modulator
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Abstract
Balanced electroabsorption modulators (B-EAM) are an attractive alternative to the cross-coupled Mach-Zehnder modulator. The B-EAM enables bias independent suppression of even-order distortions, relative intensity noise (RIN), and common amplified spontaneous emission noise. By biasing the B-EAM at the 3rd order null, a 5th order distortion limited spurious free dynamic range can be achieved. We report on the experimental demonstration of the simultaneous suppression of laser RIN, 2nd and 3rd order distortions using a 300 micrometers long B-EAM.
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Sagi Mathai, Sagi Mathai, Federica Capelluti, Federica Capelluti, Thomas Jung, Thomas Jung, Dalma Novak, Dalma Novak, Rod Waterhouse, Rod Waterhouse, Deborah L. Sivco, Deborah L. Sivco, Alfred Y. Cho, Alfred Y. Cho, Giovanni Ghione, Giovanni Ghione, Ming C. Wu, Ming C. Wu, } "Simultaneous suppression of laser relative intensity noise: second- and third-order distortions using a balanced electro-absorption modulator", Proc. SPIE 4490, Multifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications, (27 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.455424; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455424
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