Quantum model for electro-optical amplitude modulation

ITEAM Research Institute, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, C/ Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain.
Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.49). 11/2010; 18(24):25127-42. DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.025127
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We present a quantum model for electro-optic amplitude modulation, which is built upon quantum models of the main photonic components that constitute the modulator, that is, the guided-wave beamsplitter and the electro-optic phase modulator and accounts for all the different available modulator structures. General models are developed both for single and dual drive configurations and specific results are obtained for the most common configurations currently employed. Finally, the operation with two-photon input for the control of phase-modulated photons and the important topic of multicarrier modulation are also addressed.

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