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Bandwidth of linearized electrooptic modulators

Cummings, Uri V. and Bridges, William B. (1998) Bandwidth of linearized electrooptic modulators. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 16 (8). pp. 1482-1490. ISSN 0733-8724. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CUMjlt98

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Abstract

Many schemes have been proposed to make high dynamic range analog radio frequency (RF) photonic links by linearizing the transfer function of the link's modulator. This paper studies the degrading effects of finite transit time and optical and electrical velocity dispersion on such linearization schemes. It further demonstrates that much of the lost dynamic range in some modulators may be regained by segmenting and rephasing the RF transmission line.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1998 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 24, 1997; revised April 21, 1998. This work was supported in part by the United States Air Force Rome Laboratories under Contract F30602-C-96-0020. The authors would like to thank E. Ackerman, G.E. Betts, and C.H. Cox III of Lincoln Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, N.P. Bernstein of the Air Force Rome Laboratory, and J.H. Schaffner of Hughes Research Laboratories. The authors also wish to acknowledge the support and enthusiasm of the late B. Hendrickson of Rome Laboratories and ARPA.
Subject Keywords:Bandwidth, electrooptic, linearized, modulators, photonic-link
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