Measurement of chirp parameters and halfwave voltages of Mach-Zehnder-type optical modulators by using a small signal operation

Satoshi Oikawa, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Masayuki Izutsu

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Abstract

A method is described for measuring the chirp parameters and the halfwave voltages of Mach-Zehnder-type optical modulators. These parameters can be obtained from the optical spectrum components by using a small signal operation, while the conventional method needs large voltages. We demonstrated the measurement of the frequency responses up to 40 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chirp parameter
  • Halfwave voltage
  • Mach-Zehnder (MZ) structure
  • Optical harmonics
  • Optical modulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Measurement of chirp parameters and halfwave voltages of Mach-Zehnder-type optical modulators by using a small signal operation. / Oikawa, Satoshi; Kawanishi, Tetsuya; Izutsu, Masayuki.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 15, No. 5, 05.2003, p. 682-684.

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