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A Traveling Wave, Microwave Optical Modulator
Author(s): Peter S. Cross; Richard A. Baumgartner; Brian H. Kolner
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Paper Abstract

A Ti-diffused lithium niobate, traveling wave modulator has been fabricated and tested. A Mach-Zehnder interferometer optical configuration and a coplanar waveguide electrical transmission line are used. For a 4mm interaction length, the modulator has a 3dB bandwidth of 13 GHz and requires only 2 volts to switch at λ = 840 nm. The frequency response is measured directly using an ultra-high speed photodiode, and the test set-up therefore constitutes the highest bandwidth electrooptical transmission system ever reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0439, Picosecond Optoelectronics, (28 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.966088
Show Author Affiliations
Peter S. Cross, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (United States)
Richard A. Baumgartner, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (United States)
Brian H. Kolner, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0439:
Picosecond Optoelectronics
Gerard A. Mourou, Editor(s)

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