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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1218–1220

Resonant cavity linear interferometric intensity modulator

Nazanin Hoghooghi, Ibrahim Ozdur, Mehmetcan Akbulut, Josue Davila-Rodriguez, and Peter J. Delfyett  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1218-1220 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001218


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Abstract

We propose an intensity modulator based on injection locking of a resonant cavity with gain that has a linear transfer function, multigigahertz bandwidth, possible optical gain, and very low V π . The arcsine phase response of the injection-locked resonant cavity placed in one arm of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer is the key to the true linear performance of this modulator. The first (to our knowledge) demonstration of this modulator with 5 GHz bandwidth, V π of 2.6 mV , and 95 dB spur-free dynamic range is reported here.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010

Citation
Nazanin Hoghooghi, Ibrahim Ozdur, Mehmetcan Akbulut, Josue Davila-Rodriguez, and Peter J. Delfyett, "Resonant cavity linear interferometric intensity modulator," Opt. Lett. 35, 1218-1220 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1218


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