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Linearity of double heterostructure electroabsorptive waveguide modulators

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7 Author(s)
Linder, Norbert ; Inst. fur Tech. Phys. I, Erlangen-Nurnberg Univ., Germany ; Kiesel, P. ; Kneissl, M. ; Knupfer, B.
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The linearity of electrooptical waveguide modulators based on the Franz-Keldysh effect with respect to the voltage-transmission characteristic has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. For a GaAs-AlGaAs double heterostructure modulator the values of the signal-to-noise ratio due to anharmonic and intermodulation distortion have been found to be small enough to suffice the requirements for analog optical transmission in multichannel broad-band fiber network systems compatible to existent cable networks. The results are also applicable to materials in the bandgap region of the optimum fiber transmission wavelengths around 1.3 μm and 1.5 μm. The advantages in comparison with directly modulated semiconductor lasers will be discussed

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 9 )