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Integrated optics interferometric modulators
Author(s): Douglas R. Thayer
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Paper Abstract

Many of the applications of photonics to broadband diagnostics experiments require modulating light in response to an electrical input signal. The two general methods which are employed for this purpose are direct modulation of a source and modulation of a source by an external device. Direct modulation of a source (light emitting diode, laser diode, etc.) involves the relatively straightforward application of well known electrical tech niques and, depending on the required bandwidth, linearity, and dynamic range, may be implemented with a few components at low cost. These techniques are treated in detail in other chapters.

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Date Published: 13 August 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0648, Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications, (13 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964540
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Douglas R. Thayer, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0648:
Photonics: High Bandwidth Analog Applications

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