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MZ stands for Mach-Zehnder (interferometer)

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The integrated 100G transmitter is based on Oclaro's proven high-volume InP technology and replaces two discrete narrow linewidth tunable lasers (typically external cavity iTLAs), and an external Mach-Zehnder modulator with a single component that serves as both the transmitter and as the local oscillator for the coherent receiver.
Some specific areas explored are dynamics of dispersion-managed fiber systems with zero Hamiltonian, nonlinear optical logic using active Mach-Zehnder interferometers, dynamical diffraction and nonlinear optical processes in the hard X-ray frequency region, and nonlinearities in optical amplifiers for optical communication systems and networks.
The Maryland experiment and one of the Garching experiments involve Mach-Zehnder interferometers, devices that take an incoming light pulse from a laser, split it in two with a half-silvered mirror, send the two halves over different paths and recombine them.
In addition to the demonstration, GigOptix will showcase their: * LX8220: 40Gb/s DQPSK TFPS optical modulator with low drive voltage and small form factor designed for long-haul and ultra-long-haul optical transponders * LX8240: 100Gb/s DP-QPSK TFPS optical modulator with ultra-small form factor and low driving voltage * GX62255: low power, integrated dual channel 32Gb/s driver designed for 40G DQPSK and 100G DP-QPSK long-haul optical transmitters * GX62472: a 4x32Gb/s Mach-Zehnder quad linear driver designed with integrated GPPO outputs for 100G and 400G DWDM metro and long-haul optical transmitters.
Dynamic Rejection of Multiple Co-site interferers through Wideband RF Photonic Notch Filter" The paper presents an optical technique to mitigate interfering signals by generating nulls at specific frequencies, using a dual-output Mach-Zehnder modulator, optical delay, and balanced detectors.
The Mach-Zehnder interference type, lithium niobate (LN) modulator has been used as a binary intensity or phase modulator in high-speed transmitters, but there is a trade-off between driving voltage and bandwidth and it was considered to be virtually impossible to raise the operation speed to at least 100 Gbps.