Conference Paper

Experimental study of a phase modulator using an active interferometric device

Inst. de Telecomun., Campus Univ. de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal
DOI: 10.1109/MELCON.2010.5476364 Conference: MELECON 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
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ABSTRACT A novel architecture for an optical phase modulator is presented and experimentally demonstrated. This approach relies on a commercially available integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer structure with Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (MZI-SOA) and it is based in cross-phase modulation effect (XPM). The feasibility of the proposed optical phase modulator is experimentally investigated using different scenarios of input power and bit rates.

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