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High-power and high-linearity traveling wave electroabsorption modulator
Author(s): Paul K. L. Yu; William S. C. Chang; Guoliang Li; Ivan Shubin; Yuling Zhuang; J. X. Chen; Yang Wu; Michael J. Hayduk; Rebecca J. Bussjager
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Paper Abstract

Design for high efficiency, high power traveling wave electroabsorption modulator using Intra-Step-Barrier Quantum Well (IQW) and Peripheral Coupled waveguide (PCW) designs are presented. Both of these designs have separately yielded EAMs with high optical power handling and low Vp properties, in an analog fiber link configuration. The IQW EAM has low Vp (~0.73 V) and high power handling (100 mW). The lumped element IQW EAM has achieved a link gain of -16 dB, a multi-octave SFDR of 110 dB-Hz2/3 and a single-octave SFDR of 121dB-Hz4/5 at the 1543 nm wavelength. The PCW MQW EAM with lumped element configuration can achieve a low link low, a high multi-octave SFDR at the same wavelength. The traveling wave properties of these EAMs are under investigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5435, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications VI, (3 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542914
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Paul K. L. Yu, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
William S. C. Chang, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Guoliang Li, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ivan Shubin, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yuling Zhuang, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
J. X. Chen, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yang Wu, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Michael J. Hayduk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Rebecca J. Bussjager, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5435:
Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications VI
Andrew R. Pirich; Michael J. Hayduk; Eric Donkor, Editor(s)

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