All-optical DAC using counter-propagating optical and electrical pulses in a Mach-Zehnder modulator.

Abstract

A novel method of converting binary-level electrical pulses into multi-level optical pulses using only a conventional traveling-wave optical modulator is presented. The method provides low inter-pulse interference due to the counter-propagating pulses, low amplitude noise, and a timing jitter determined chiefly by the quality of the optical pulse source… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.026429

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