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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14683–14697

Dynamically induced nonlinearity in a resonant-cavity interferometric intensity modulator

Janusz Murakowski, Garrett J. Schneider, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14683-14697 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014683


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Abstract

The frequency dependence of the spur-free dynamic range (SFDR) in a modulator based on an injection-locked laser is analyzed. It is shown that as the modulation frequency approaches half of the locking range, the SFDR of the modulator approaches that of a standard Mach-Zehnder configuration. At low frequencies, the SFDR degrades by 2 dB for every octave of frequency increase.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(140.3518) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency modulated
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2012
Published: June 15, 2012

Citation
Janusz Murakowski, Garrett J. Schneider, and Dennis W. Prather, "Dynamically induced nonlinearity in a resonant-cavity interferometric intensity modulator," Opt. Express 20, 14683-14697 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14683


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