Broadband Optical Modulators: Science, Technology, and Applications

Antao Chen University of Washington
Ed Murphy DS Uniphase Corporation
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Reference $129.95 / £82
Publication Date Imprint
11/2/2011 CRC Press
Disciplines ISBN
Nanomaterials 9781439825068
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in optical modulator science and technology. It covers fundamental topics such as the electro-optic effect in nonlinear optic crystals and semiconductors. It addresses the optical and electro-optic properties of relevant materials, including traditional single crystalline lithium niobate, silicon, and III-V compound semiconductors, as well as emerging materials such as electrooptic polymers and organic nonlinear optic crystals. For each type of modulator, the author discusses the factors important to modulator performance, typical modulator design, and fabrication.

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- presents fundamentals, design, fabrication, practical issues, and technology trends related to high-speed optical modulators - covers optical modulators in fiber optic telecommunication systems, which continue to rely on modulators to help deliver faster and faster transmission systems - addresses the various available modulation technologies available, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each technology - includes background and broad introduction to modulation formats commonly used in broadband fiber optic communications - describes practical issues and proposes solutions to problems in modulator operation