The self cascading of an electroabsorption modulator (EAM) with commercially available components improves the switching performance of a single electroabsorption modulator. The improved performance is demonstrated in 160 to 40 Gbit/s demultiplexing experiments and 40 GHz pulse generation.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
E. Hilliger, V. Marembert, S. Ferber, M. Kroh, J. Berger, H. G. Weber, and B. Schmauss, "EAM with Improved Switching Performance by Self Cascading," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper TuP2.
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