2 October 2006 Performance analysis of the ultra-linear optical intensity modulator
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Proceedings Volume 6390, Broadband Access Communication Technologies; 63900D (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.685351
Event: Optics East 2006, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Abstract
The linear optical intensity modulator is a key component in any broadband optical access-based analog fiber-optic link systems such as sub-carrier multiplexing (SCM) systems, ultra-dense CATV, Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications, and other platform access systems. Previously, we have proposed a super-linear optical modulator, having SFDR = 130 -140 dB-Hz2/3, based on a unique combination of phase-modulator (PM) and a weak ring resonator (RR) modulator within a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI). We presented some of its unique features. In this paper, we characterize further this ultra-linear optical intensity modulator, analyze its RF performance and provide method for parameter optimization. Other excellent features of this modulator design such as high manufacturing tolerance, effect of link insertion loss, adaptive characteristic and device simplicity are also discussed.
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Nicholas Madamopoulos, Benjamin Dingel, "Performance analysis of the ultra-linear optical intensity modulator", Proc. SPIE 6390, Broadband Access Communication Technologies, 63900D (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685351; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.685351
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