A noninterferometric technique for optical subtraction is demonstrated that employs a multiple-quantum-well reflection–electroabsorption modulator and provides lower insertion loss, larger contrast ratio, and linearity over a larger dynamic range than similar techniques previously reported.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 20, 1991
Published: January 1, 1992
Barry L. Shoop, Bardia Pezeshki, Joseph W. Goodman, and James S. Harris, "Noninterferometric optical subtraction using reflection–electroabsorption modulators," Opt. Lett. 17, 58-60 (1992)