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Semiconductor optical modulators for high-performance analog rf photonic links and signal processing
Author(s): Timothy A. Vang; Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee; David C. Scott; David V. Forbes; Richard L. Davis; Jeff Elliott; John C. Brock; Lawrence J. Lembo
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor based optical modulators offer flexibility in providing engineerable optical transfer characteristics that can target specific applications. Use of quantum well active regions provides the capability of efficient and linearized transfer characteristics that can benefit analog RF systems in terms of link gain, noise figure and spur free dynamic range. We present experimental results demonstrating the potential for improvements in modulator linearity and efficiency using quantum well based Mach-Zehnder modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382167
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy A. Vang, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee, TRW, Inc. (United States)
David C. Scott, TRW, Inc. (United States)
David V. Forbes, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Richard L. Davis, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Jeff Elliott, TRW, Inc. (United States)
John C. Brock, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence J. Lembo, TRW, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3950:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV
Yoon-Soo Park; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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