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Semiconductor laser transmitters for millimeter-wave fiber-optic links
Author(s): Jing-Jong Pan
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Paper Abstract

Attention is given to millimeter-wave electrooptic modulators (EOM), directly modulated semiconductor lasers, and solid state RF amplifiers for a laser transmitter system up to 100 GHz. Both millimeter-wave MESFET and HEMT amplifiers are considered to be feasible to drive laser diode and EOM. The state-of-the-art HEMT MMIC amplifiers are capable of driving frequencies beyond 100 GHz. The presently achieved HEMT medium power amplifier technology limits the LiNbO3 EOM operation frequency to 60 GHz because the LiNbO3 device requires more than 100 mW driving power. It is concluded that, for millimeter-wave operation frequency, new EOM configurations and substrate materials are urgently needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45561
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Jing-Jong Pan, E-Tek Dynamics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1476:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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