Precise chirp parameter measurement of asymmetric Mach-Zehnder modulators with active Y-branch

Yuya Yamaguchi, Yuki Yamada, Atsushi Kanno, Tetsuya Kawanishi, Masayuki Izutsu, Hirochika Nakajima

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For precise chirp parameter control, we investigated xcut LiNbO3 single-drive asymmetric Mach-Zehnder modulators with extinction-ratio adjustable active Y-branch structures, which can enhance on-off extinction ratio. The chirp parameter of the modulated output was precisely measured by using high extinction ratio operation. Experimental results show that it is possible to fabricate modulators with desired chirp parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20130311
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Asymmetric
  • Chirp
  • Mach-Zehnder
  • Modulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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