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Parallel optical data links using VCSELs
Author(s): Robert A. Novotny
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Paper Abstract

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) have the potential to provide massively parallel 2D free space chip-to- chip and fiber guided board to board optical interconnections. We describe the construction and performance of two prototype optical data links (2D-ODL). One prototype used direct modulation of a 2 X 18 array of fiber pigtailed VCSELs. The other 2D-ODL attempted to use an 8 X 18 VCSEL array as an optical power source for a symmetric self-electooptic effect device reflection modulator array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2147, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays, (2 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177208
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Robert A. Novotny, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2147:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Arrays
Jack L. Jewell, Editor(s)

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