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Optical mixing of microwave signals in a nonlinear semiconductor laser amplifier modulator.

Authors
  • Capmany, José
  • Sales, Salvador
  • Pastor, Daniel
  • Ortega, Beatriz
Type
Published Article
Journal
Optics Express
Publisher
The Optical Society
Publication Date
Feb 11, 2002
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
183–189
Identifiers
PMID: 19424348
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this paper we propose and evaluate the optical mixing of RF signals by means of exploiting the nonlinearity of a SLA modulator. The results show the potential for devices with low conversion losses (and even gain) and polarization insensitivity and reduced insertion losses.

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