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Theoretical analysis of mode-conversion effects in integrated magneto-optic channel waveguides
Author(s): Stefan Nowarra; Dietmar Seidenberg; Norbert Thorweihe; Hans Juergen Schmitt
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Paper Abstract

Today the technical equipment of many optical communication systems is particularly designed to enable extremly high data transmission rates. Unfortunately, the achievable data rates of fiber networks are strongly limited by fluctuating perturbations of the usually used semiconductor laser diode. In practice, these sensitive transmitters must operate with a high degree of spectral stability to avoid degradation of system performance by wavelength fluctuations, modal noise, and insufficient modulation characteristics. In fiber networks the undesired perturbations are caused by light reflected or scattered in the optical system back to the laser diode. To avoid this disadvantageous feedback, the application of an optical isolator is necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1274, Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials II, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20500
Show Author Affiliations
Stefan Nowarra, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Dietmar Seidenberg, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Norbert Thorweihe, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Hans Juergen Schmitt, RWTH Aachen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1274:
Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials II
Hans Dammann, Editor(s)

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