An accurate methodology for analyzing the Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) based optical link power budget is presented. It optimizes the transceiver’s system-level performance to meet the specifications of the optical links with N-level (N=2,4,8) pulse amplitude modulation format for high-speed signaling.
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Zhu, Kehan; Li, Cheng; Qi, Nan; Yu, Kunzhi; Fiorentino, Marco; Beausoleil, Raymond; and Saxena, Vishal. (2016). "Modeling of MZM-Based Photonic Link Power Budget". 2016 IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference (OI), 58-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/OIC.2016.7483018