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Sensitivity analysis of optical SSB generation using a dual-electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator

A Nirmalathas, GH Smith, D Novak

Proceedings of the International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP, Technical Digest | Published : 1998


Data transmission in a mm-wave optical link incorporating optical SSB modulation via a dual-electrode modulator, has been modeled. Simulations of received eye-diagrams show that the SSB generator is tolerant to errors in phase and power level of the drive signals: ±5° and 3 dB respectively.

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