Accession Number:

ADA257062

Title:

Development of a 500 GHz Optoelectronic Modulator Using Superconducting Transmission Lines

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 1989-14 Oct 1991

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR ULTRAFAST SCIENCE LAB

Report Date:

1992-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This contract was set in place to investigate the technologies necessary to demonstrate multi-hundred-GHz modulation of optical signals. Techniques for eliminating velocity mismatch and modal dispersion, the two major limitations on state-of-the-art modulators, are presented. Further work to reduce signal distortion due to skin effect losses in normal conductors is detailed. Associated problems of interconnects and test instrumentation are also treated. Modulator, Detector, High-powered picosecond switching, Semiconductor Optical Temporal Analyzer SOTA, Picosecond Nanoprobe.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE