Analysis and design of vertical cavity binary-phase modulators

M. P Y Ciarici, B. S. Desmulliez, Brian Spencer Wherrett

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The Fabry-Perot equation used to model asymmetric Fabry-Perot cavity reflection mode modulators can be considered as a bilinear transformation between the amplitude reflectivity of the modulator and the optical parameters of the cavity. Conformal mapping of this transformation into a suitable plane is used to visualize the operation of such a device working as a binary-phase modulator and to evaluate the tolerance of points of operation towards changes in the physical or operational parameters. Operation away from cavity resonance is shown to be less sensitive to parameter variations than conventional on-resonance operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Proceedings - Optoelectronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000


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