Broadband Optical Modulators

Broadband Optical Modulators: Science, Technology, and Applications

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Features

  • Explores fundamentals, design, fabrication, practical issues, and technology trends associated with high-speed optical modulators
  • Covers optical modulators in fiber-optic telecommunication systems, which continue to rely on modulators to help deliver increasingly faster transmission systems
  • includes background and a broad introduction to modulation formats commonly used in broadband fiber optic communications
  • Describes practical issues and proposes solutions to modulator operation problems
  • Provides an extensive bibliography

Summary

"…provides the full, exciting story of optical modulators. … a comprehensive review, from the fundamental science to the material and processing technology to the optimized device design to the multitude of applications for which broadband optical modulators bring great value. … Especially valuable in my view is that the authors are internationally known researchers, developers, and systems people who are experts in their field, writing now, with the perspective that time offers, about their groundbreaking work. "

—Dr. Rodney C. Alferness, Senior Vice President of Optical Networking Research at Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs


Considered the most comprehensive book yet published on this critical subject, Broadband Optical Modulators: Science, Technology, and Applications offers an incredibly wide-ranging yet in-depth overview of the state of the art in the design and use of optical modulators. A compilation of expert insights, this book covers fundamental and practical aspects, from materials to systems, addressing historical and more recent developments.

Coverage includes:

  • Optical and electro-optic properties of traditional single crystalline lithium niobate, silicon, and III-V compound semiconductors, as well as emerging electro-optic polymers and organic nonlinear optic crystals
  • Discussion of factors important to modulator design, fabrication, and performance
  • Fundamental topics, such as electro-optic effect in nonlinear optic crystals and semiconductors

Leaders in the field created this invaluable reference for scientific researchers involved in high-speed device research and development, especially in the areas of optical transmitters and optical modulators for fiber-optics communication systems. Helping readers master optical modulation techniques, this book will be invaluable to engineers (system/subsystem designers, product developers, and technical and project managers) and other professionals in the telecommunications and defense industries. It offers the audience—which includes graduate students—an in-depth understanding of the new modulator architectures and technologies now available, as well as the strengths, weaknesses, advantages, and trade-offs associated with each.

Table of Contents

Section I: Fundamentals

Role and Evolution of Modulators in Optical Fiber Communication, S.K. Korotky

Evolution of Digital Optical Modulation Formats, P.J. Winzer and R.-J. Essiambre

Fiber-Optic Analog Radio Frequency Links, C.H. Cox III and E.I. Ackerman

Overview of Optical Modulators and the Properties That Affect Transmission System Performance, G.E. Betts and J.C. Cartledge


Section II: Modulator Technology

Electroabsorption Modulators, H. Soda and K. Morito

Lithium Niobate Modulators, K. Noguchi

Indium Phosphide-Based Electro-Optic Modulators, I. Betty


Section III: Emerging Technologies

Gallium Arsenide Modulator Technology, R.G. Walker and J. Heaton

Electro-Optic Polymer Modulators, L.R. Dalton and W.H. Steier

Silicon High-Speed Modulators, A. Liu, F.Y. Gardes, L. Liao, R. Schaevitz, G. Reed, and M. Paniccia

Organic Electro-Optic Crystal Modulators, M. Jazbinsek and P. Günter

Complex Oxide Electro- Optic Modulators, Y. Lu


Section IV: Practical Issues in Modulator Operation

Modulator Drivers, J.J. DeAndrea

Reliability of Lithium Niobate Modulators, H. Nagata

Bias Control Techniques, P.S. Cho


Section V: Applications beyond the Digital Telecom System

Broadband Electric Field Sensors, V.M.N. Passaro

Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Using Optical Modulators, Y. Peng, C. Schuetz, and D.W. Prather

Optical Beam Forming for Microwave and Millimeter Waves, H.R. Fetterman, S. Kim, and M.R. Fetterman

Electro-Optic Time Lenses for Shaping and Imaging Optical Waveforms, B.H. Kolner

RF Photonics-Optical Pulse Synthesizer, H. Murata

Optoelectronic Oscillator, L. Maleki, D. Eliyahu, and A.B. Matsko

Electro-Optic Analog-to-Digital Converters, M. Yao and H. Zhang

Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes, K. Kissa and J.E. Lewis

Polarization Control, F. Heismann, S. Thaniyavarn, and D. Moilanen

Editor Bio(s)

Antao Chen is a research professor in the physics department at the University of South Florida. He also has joint appointments as senior scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory and associate professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. He received his BS and MEng degrees from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 1983 and 1989, respectively, and his MS and Ph.D degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He has worked in both the optical industry and academia since 1983.

Edmond J. Murphy currently works for JDSU’s Communication and Commercial Optical Products Division where he focuses on Advanced Technology Planning and Intellectual Property matters. He has been with JDSU since 1999, previously serving in various roles such as Vice President of Development, Electro-optic Products Division; General Manager, Electro-Optic Products Division; and Group Chief Technology Officer, Components and Modules Division.

Editorial Reviews

Graduate students and research scientists will benefit from this outstanding book. Readers interested in recent technologies will find several chapters devoted to applications beyond the digital telecom system. This excellent volume also offers newcomers a great introduction to the subject … those interested in modulator operation will appreciate the coverage on modulator drivers, reliability of lithium niobate modulators and bias control techniques.
Optics & Photonics News

This book … provides the full exciting story of optical modulators. It is a comprehensive review from the fundamental science, … material and processing technology to optimized device design [and] the multitude of applications … .The book should prove valuable to a broad spectrum of readers, including graduate students, new entrants to the field and systems researchers and engineers who want either an overview or in-depth understanding of this exciting and highly enabling field.
—From the Foreword by Rodney C. Alferness, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent USA

 
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