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Multiple quantum well surface normal modulators for free-space optical communication links
Author(s): Qin Wang; Stéphane Junique; Bertrand Noharet; Susanne Almqvist; Daniel Ågren; Dong Zhang; Jan Y. Andersson
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Paper Abstract

Retro-communication by the joint use of light modulators and retro-reflecting devices has been proposed and demonstrated as a promising technique to further extend the use of free-space optical communication (FSO) to mobile communication. We have developed and demonstrated high-speed surface-normal GaAs-based and InP-based multiple quantum well electroabsorption modulators and arrays operating at different near-infrared wavelengths for FSO link applications. In this paper we report on the structure and device design issues, and trade-offs when GaAs-based or InP-based modulators are needed in the FSO links. In particular, the modulator structure properties, the device fabrication techniques and the device static and dynamic performance are investigated and compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6399, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques/Applications II and Photonic Components/Architectures for Microwave Systems and Displays, 63990A (13 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688320
Show Author Affiliations
Qin Wang, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Stéphane Junique, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Bertrand Noharet, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Susanne Almqvist, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Daniel Ågren, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Dong Zhang, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Jan Y. Andersson, Acreo AB (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6399:
Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques/Applications II and Photonic Components/Architectures for Microwave Systems and Displays
Lars J. Sjöqvist; Rebecca Wilson, Editor(s)

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