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Practical System Design Considerations For Wideband Fiber Optic Links Using External Modulators
Author(s): Scott A. Wilcox; Marvin D. Drake
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Paper Abstract

We investigated the application of integrated optic modulators (I0Ms) to wideband fiber optic communications systems. These integrated optic modulators differed in their electrode structures and method of optical launching. Signal-to-noise ratio, harmonic distortion, input impedance, and laser noise effects were measured as functions of modulation frequency and modulator bias voltage. We will present possible system design alternatives to improve operation of the IOM and performance of the overall fiber optic link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0993, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI, (6 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.960094
Show Author Affiliations
Scott A. Wilcox, The MITRE Corporation (United States)
Marvin D. Drake, The MITRE Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0993:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI
Mark A. Mentzer, Editor(s)

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