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Analysis of the optical noise behavior of a LiNbO3 electro-optic modulator
Author(s): Philippe Signoret; Bernard Pierre Orsal; Jean-Marie Peransin; Robert M. Alabedra
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Paper Abstract

The optical noise of the set: DFB Laser + EOM has been investigated, in a medium frequency range. This noise characterization clearly shows that in most cases the modulator increases the noise level properly relevant to the laser emitter. However, far above threshold, the optical noise at the end of the modulator tends, in some specific cases, to the fundamental noise, that is to say the shot noise level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2997, Integrated Optics Devices: Potential for Commercialization, (23 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264154
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Philippe Signoret, Universite Montpellier II (France)
Bernard Pierre Orsal, Universite Montpellier II (France)
Jean-Marie Peransin, Universite Montpellier II (France)
Robert M. Alabedra, Universite Montpellier II (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2997:
Integrated Optics Devices: Potential for Commercialization
S. Iraj Najafi; Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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