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Interface techniques for gigahertz/gigabit lasers
Author(s): Paul Howard Young
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Paper Abstract

Lasers capable of greater than 20 GHz modulation rates are available today. Extending the usable frequency range can be accomplished with planar transmission line technology and broadband design techniques. Above about 25 GHz, planar transmission line approaches such as finline, dielectric image guide, and microguide should be considered. As for tackling microwave circuit designs, a combination of available approaches, design equations, and the Smith chart constitute the basic analysis and synthesis tools. As circuits increase in complexity, or greater accuracy is required, the use of computer-aided engineering software for optimization and even layout verification is often used to reduce laboratory time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2148, Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176615
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Paul Howard Young, IPITEK, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2148:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI
Pei Chuang Chen; Lawrence A. Johnson; Henryk Temkin, Editor(s)

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