High-Speed Optical Modulators and Photonic Sideband Management

Tetsuya Kawanishi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Most important application of optical modulators is conversion of electric signals into lightwave signals. This is indispensable to highspeed optical links. However, recently, we need new functions such as optical label processing at nodes, signal timing control to prevent packet collision, etc. In this paper, we describe advanced optical modulators designed for the photonic sideband management techniques, such as resonant-type modulators for effective optical sideband generation, reciprocating optical modulators for photonic millimeter-wave generation, and optical frequency-shift-keying modulators for optical packet labeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • microwave
  • optical modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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