Resonant cavity linear interferometric intensity modulator

Hoghooghi N., ÖZDÜR İ. T. , Akbulut M., Davila-Rodriguez J., Delfyett P. J.

OPTICS LETTERS, cilt.35, no.8, ss.1218-1220, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1364/ol.35.001218
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1218-1220


We propose an intensity modulator based on injection locking of a resonant cavity with gain that has a linear transfer function, multigigahertz bandwidth, possible optical gain, and very low V(pi). The arcsine phase response of the injection-locked resonant cavity placed in one arm of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer is the key to the true linear performance of this modulator. The first (to our knowledge) demonstration of this modulator with 5 GHz bandwidth, V(pi) of similar to 2.6 mV, and 95 dB spur-free dynamic range is reported here. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America