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Photon electro-absorption modulation for broadband systems
Author(s): M. Félix; D. Salazar
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Paper Abstract

In this work, the photon electro-absorption modulation of laser sources used in broadband systems is presented. We begin explaining the optical pulse broadening phenomenon of light pulses that propagate through an optical fiber, which represents a limiting factor for bandwidth expansion on currently installed optical fiber networks. The photon electro-absorption external modulation for light sources is explained further, along with the physical mechanism inherent to this modulation that minimizes the optical pulse broadening. We conclude mentioning the main advantages of the implementation of this type of modulation in broadband systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6422, Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry, 64221Q (16 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742375
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M. Félix, Univ. Politécnica de Baja California (Mexico)
Univ. Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)
Ctr. de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)
D. Salazar, Ctr. de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (Mexico)


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Sixth Symposium Optics in Industry

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