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Title: Triggerable electro-optic amplitude modulator bias stabilizer for integrated optical devices

An improved Mach-Zehnder integrated optical electro-optic modulator is achieved by application and incorporation of a DC bias box containing a laser synchronized trigger circuit, a DC ramp and hold circuit, a modulator transfer function negative peak detector circuit, and an adjustable delay circuit. The DC bias box ramps the DC bias along the transfer function curve to any desired phase or point of operation at which point the RF modulation takes place.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Tracy, CA)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870085
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5453608
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
triggerable; electro-optic; amplitude; modulator; bias; stabilizer; integrated; optical; devices; improved; mach-zehnder; achieved; application; incorporation; dc; box; containing; laser; synchronized; trigger; circuit; ramp; hold; transfer; function; negative; peak; detector; adjustable; delay; ramps; curve; desired; phase; operation; rf; modulation; takes; trigger circuit; integrated optical; desired phase; detector circuit; transfer function; optical device; dc bias; hold circuit; optical devices; negative peak; integrated optic; amplitude modulator; electro-optic modulator; peak detector; delay circuit; /250/385/