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High-efficiency 1.3-um multiple quantum well electroabsorption waveguide modulators for microwave photonic links
Author(s): Kwok Kwong Loi; X. B. Mei; Charles W. Tu; William S. C. Chang
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Paper Abstract

Efficient InAsP/GaInP multiple-quantum-well electroabsorption waveguide modulators have been developed at 1.3 micrometers wavelength. The modulators exhibit a typical fiber-to-fiber optical insertion loss of 7 dB, a slope efficiency of 1.0 V-1, and an optical saturation intensity in excess of 10 mW. The 3 dB electrical bandwidth is dictated by the device capacitance and a 13 GHz bandwidth has been measured for a 3 micrometers wide 180 micrometers long modulator. In a microwave photonic link without amplification, a RF link gain as high as -31 dB is achieved at 0.9 mA photodetector current and 1 GHz subcarrier modulation frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2844, Photonics and Radio Frequency, (22 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258991
Show Author Affiliations
Kwok Kwong Loi, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
X. B. Mei, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Charles W. Tu, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
William S. C. Chang, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2844:
Photonics and Radio Frequency
Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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