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High-Bandwidth 1300-nm Mach-Zehnder Analog Link
Author(s): B. R. Marshall; D. R. Thayer
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Paper Abstract

A high-bandwidth analog data link using a Mach-Zehnder integrated optic modulator has been constructed. We discuss the parameters involved in the system design, the major problems encountered, and the particular solutions at which we have arrived. The present system uses a diode-pumped YAG laser at 1300 nm and a low-loss Mach-Zehnder interferometer to achieve a large, low-noise optical signal. An InGaAsP photodiode detector followed by a 20-dB wide-band amplifier converts this to an electrical signal for recording on a Tektronix 7250 oscilloscope. We also present some preliminary measurements of the system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0987, High Bandwidth Analog Applications of Photonics II, (7 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959691
Show Author Affiliations
B. R. Marshall, EG&G Energy Measurements, Inc. (United States)
D. R. Thayer, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0987:
High Bandwidth Analog Applications of Photonics II
Barry T. Neyer, Editor(s)

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