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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 1425–1427

Integrated optical fast electrooptic D–A converter design

M. H. Hassoun and Raymond Arrathoon  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1425-1427 (1984)

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The design details of an integrated optical fast D–A converter are presented. Nine directional couplers with identical electrode lengths are utilized in the design of an 8-bit two’s complement, bipolar system. This D–A converter compares very favorably with respect to Mach-Zehnder systems as far as size, flexibility, and bipolar capabilities are concerned. Fast D–A conversion and analog switching may be particularly desirable for optical interconnection and computing networks.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 30, 1983
Published: May 1, 1984

M. H. Hassoun and Raymond Arrathoon, "Integrated optical fast electrooptic D–A converter design," Appl. Opt. 23, 1425-1427 (1984)

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