Gartner Research

Introduction to External Optical Modulators

Published: 15 January 2002

ID: G00103573

Analyst(s): Peter Middleton , Jeremey Donovan


Modulation technologies and the need for external modulators in optical transmission systems are described. A table of modulator products on the market and a forecast through 2005 are included.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Description/Overview
    • What Is Modulation?
    • Modulation Technologies
    • Types of Modulation
    • Signal Degradation
  • External Modulator Market
  • Forecast
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective

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