Optical Modulators

Authored by: N.K. Dutta , K. Lu

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120009701

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Abstract

This entry reviews the progress in both semiconductor modulator and LiNbO3 Mach–Zehnder (MZ) modulator devices. The semiconductor modulator can be divided into semiconductor waveguide modulator and semiconductor surface normal modulator, and the semiconductor waveguide modulator can be further divided into electroabsorption and MZ modulators. A general review of all of these modulators and their application are described.

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