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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1408–

Design of InGaAsP Multiple Quantum-Well Fabry-Perot Modulators for Soliton Control

Robert I. Killey, Mark Whitehead, Paul N. Stavrinou, Gareth Parry, and Christopher C. Button

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1408- (1999)

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The use of synchronous optical modulators is effective in reducing the pulse timing jitter in long-distance soliton transmission. The inherently polarization-insensitive characteristics of the Fabry-Perot multiple quantum-well (MQW) electroabsorption modulator make it a potentially suitable device for this application. We investigate the intensity and phase modulation characteristics of symmetric and asymmetric Fabry-Perot modulators, and show that, by positioning the resonant wavelength <30 nm away from the exciton absorption peak to obtain negative chirp operation, both configurations can be used to successfully reduce timing jitter in a 20 Gb/s soliton system.


Robert I. Killey, Mark Whitehead, Paul N. Stavrinou, Gareth Parry, and Christopher C. Button, "Design of InGaAsP Multiple Quantum-Well Fabry-Perot Modulators for Soliton Control," J. Lightwave Technol. 17, 1408- (1999)

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