20 GHz Modulator Driver w/ Adjustable DC Bias (MD-20-M)

Data Sheet

The Optilab MD-20-M Modulator Driver (MD) is a 20 GHz Bandwidth RF Amplifier in a compact and userfriendly module that provides a high-quality, single-ended voltage to drive an optical modulator.

Product Overview

The Optilab MD-20-M Modulator Driver (MD) is a 20 GHz Bandwidth RF Amplifier in a compact and userfriendly module that provides a high-quality, single-ended voltage to drive an optical modulator. Typical applications include driving EML, EAM, and Mach-Zehnder devices, and it can also be used as a wideband RF amplifier with useable bandwidth of up to 20 GHz, including its +24 dBm adjustable output, making it suitable for many RF link applications. The MD-20-M amplifies 23 Gb/s data input signals to >7.5 Vp-p drive levels, and the flat gain and group delay response yield a high quality, low-jitter electrical drive signal for digital applications. Featuring a 12 V DC power supply, this versatile module also has an anodized, precision machined aluminum housing designed for efficient heat dissipation during prolonged use. In addition to its amplfication function, the MD-20-M also features a manually adjustable DC bias output voltage port, to further complement its effectiveness when used with a standard optical modulator. The MD-20-M also supports diplexed RF + DC port configurations for full optical modulator compatibility. Contact Optilab for more information.

Applications

  • 20 GHz Analog RFoF link
  • Amplified RF signals to 20 GHz
  • General laboratory test and measurement
  • 23 Gb/s digital modulation

Features

  • Bandwidth from 0.1 to 20 GHz
  • Output power of 26 dBm
  • Data rates exceed 23 Gb/s
  • Manual DC bias output port to 10 volt
  • Optional diplexed DC input port
  • Variable Gain Control via USB


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