HFAN-02.2.2: Optical Modulation Amplitude and Extinction Ratio

HFAN-02.2.2: Optical Modulation Amplitude and Extinction Ratio

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Abstract

The purpose of this application note is to define optical modulation amplitude (OMA) and how it relates to other parameters such as extinction ratio and average power. Further, this application note will clarify the trade-offs between specifying OMA versus extinction ratio and explore appropriate specification ranges for each.