Linearity enhancement of an electroabsorption modulated laser by Dual-parallel modulation

Hyun Do Jung, Duk Ho Jeon, Sang Kook Han

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A novel linearization process in electroabsorption-modulated laser (EML) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Dual-parallel modulation scheme is used to compensate the nonlinear component of the EML by controlling the dc bias voltages of the each EML separately. The validity of the proposed modulation scheme is confirmed through the simulations and experiments. From a dual-parallel modulation experiment at 8 GHz, a reduction of 23 dB in IMD3 and the following increase of linear dynamic range of 19.6 dB are achieved compared to those of a single EML operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received June 8, 2001; revised August 15, 2001. This work was supported by the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication and Brain Korea 21 program. The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: Publisher Item Identifier S 1041-1135(02)01869-4.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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