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Section I: FundamentalsRole and Evolution of Modulators in Optical Fiber Communication. Evolution of Digital Optical Modulation Formats. Fiber-Optic Analog Radio Frequency Links. Overview of Optical Modulators and the Properties That Affect Transmission System Performance.Section II: Modulator TechnologyElectroabsorption Modulators. Lithium Niobate Modulators. Indium Phosphide-Based Electro-Optic Modulators.Section III: Emerging TechnologiesGallium Arsenide Modulator Technology. Electro-Optic Polymer Modulators. Silicon High-Speed Modulators. Organic Electro-Optic Crystal Modulators. Complex Oxide Electro- Optic Modulators.Section IV: Practical Issues in Modulator OperationModulator Drivers. Reliability of Lithium Niobate Modulators. Bias Control Techniques.Section V: Applications Beyond the Digital Telecom SystemBroadband Electric Field Sensors. Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Using Optical Modulators. Optical Beam Forming for Microwave and Millimeter Waves. Electro-Optic Time Lenses for Shaping and Imaging Optical Waveforms. RF Photonics-Optical Pulse Synthesizer. Optoelectronic Oscillator. Electro-Optic Analog-to-Digital Converters. Fiber-Optic Gyroscopes. Polarization Control.