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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1993
  • pp: 3618–3621

Harmonic and intermodulation performance of cascaded electro-optic modulators

Muhammad Taher Abuelma'atti  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 3618-3621 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.32.003618


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Abstract

Closed-form analytical expressions are presented for predicting the harmonic and intermodulation performance of electro-optic modulators synthesized from Mach–Zehnder, directional coupler, and y-fed coupler modulators. The special case of an electro-optic modulator excited by a two-tone signal is considered in detail, and the results are compared with previously reported results obtained by using a fast Fourier transform.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 1992
Published: July 1, 1993

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Muhammad Taher Abuelma'atti, "Harmonic and intermodulation performance of cascaded electro-optic modulators," Appl. Opt. 32, 3618-3621 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-32-19-3618


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