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9 February 2009 Generation of M-ary signals using a single Mach Zehnder interferometer
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A method is presented for generating M-ary signals by introducing direct digital driving combined with a single Multi-Electrode Mach-Zehnder interferometer. It is characterized by using two-level driving signals and thus eliminating the need for complex analog driving circuits. Example of generating square 16-QAM constellation is given. It is shown that using a total of 10 electrode segments achieves close-to-ideal performance.
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Yossef Ehrlichman, Ofer Amrani, and Shlomo Ruschin "Generation of M-ary signals using a single Mach Zehnder interferometer", Proc. SPIE 7218, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIII, 72180L (9 February 2009);


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