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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1548–1550

Bandwidth–length trade-off figures of merit for electro-optic traveling wave modulators

Jose A. Ibarra Fuste and Maria C. Santos Blanco  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1548-1550 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001548


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Abstract

Closed-form expressions explicitly relating modulation bandwidth and active length in electro-optic traveling wave modulators are presented which fully account for skin-effect electrode loss and optical-electrical wave velocities mismatch. Four operative margins have been identified where the bandwidth–length trade-off figure of merit takes simple forms.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2013
Published: April 30, 2013

Citation
Jose A. Ibarra Fuste and Maria C. Santos Blanco, "Bandwidth–length trade-off figures of merit for electro-optic traveling wave modulators," Opt. Lett. 38, 1548-1550 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-9-1548


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