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Abstract

An electro-optic modulator coupled to an optical source providing an optical power and a radio frequency source providing a radio frequency power. The electro-optic modulator includes a waveguide to receive the optical power, a first ring resonator modulator, and a second ring resonator modulator. The first ring resonator modulator and the second ring resonator modulator receives the radio frequency power, and are coupled to the waveguide for modulating the optical power with the radio frequency power. The first ring resonator modulator and the second ring resonator modulator, with the waveguide, substantially suppress third order intermodulation distortion of a combined power. Also disclosed are a microwave photonic link having the electro-optic modulator and a method of communicating a signal with the electro-optic modulator.

Patent Number

10,345,674

Assignee

Michigan Technological University

Application Number

15/550,337

Date Filed

2-12-2016

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

7-9-2019

City

Houghton, MI (US)

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electro-optic modulator, microwave photonic link including an electro-optic modulator, and method of communicating a signal with an electro-optic modulator

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