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Optical modulation with a single sideband and suppressed carrier
Author(s): Sergio Granieri; Azad Siahmakoun; Dean Thelen
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Paper Abstract

A single sideband suppressed-carrier (SSB-SC) optical modulator is demonstrated. The sideband is suppressed by means of a fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer with amplitude electro-optical modulators in each branch. The attenuation of the carrier is achieved by proper biasing of the integrated modulators. The proposal was demonstrated by modulating at 285 MHz. Suppression of 30.8 dB in the carrier and 26.3 dB in the sideband were obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474294
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Sergio Granieri, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Azad Siahmakoun, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Dean Thelen, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5

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