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Design of InGaAsP multiple quantum-well Fabry-Perot modulators for soliton control

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5 Author(s)
R. I. Killey ; IRC Semicond. Mater., Oxford Univ., UK ; M. Whitehead ; P. N. Stavrinou ; G. Parry
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The use of synchronous optical modulators is effective in reducing the pulse timing jitter in long-distance soliton transmission. The inherently polarization-insensitive characteristics of the Fabry-Perot multiple quantum-well (MQW) electroabsorption modulator make it a potentially suitable device for this application. We investigate the intensity and phase modulation characteristics of symmetric and asymmetric Fabry-Perot modulators, and show that, by positioning the resonant wavelength <30 nm away from the exciton absorption peak to obtain negative chirp operation, both configurations can be used to successfully reduce timing jitter in a 20 Gb/s soliton system

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Journal of Lightwave Technology  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 8 )