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Laser and Modulator Drivers

  • Mohamed AtefEmail author
  • Horst Zimmermann
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics book series (MICROELECTR., volume 55)

Abstract

The main elements of an optical transmitter are the devices used for the electrical to optical conversion (laser, VCSEL, modulator ...) and the circuit which drives the laser diode (laser driver or modulator driver). In this chapter the different types of the light sources used for optical communication and their characteristics will be discussed. The design considerations of different laser and modulator driver topologies will be presented.

Keywords

Laser Diode Optical Power Switching Speed Modulator Driver High Supply Voltage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt
  2. 2.Institute of Electrodynamics, Microwave and Circuit EngineeringTU WienViennaAustria

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