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Analog performance characteristics of a VCSEL in an analog optical vector matrix processor
Author(s): Ty Olmstead; James A. Carter; Tim A. Sunderlin; Dennis R. Pape
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Paper Abstract

Analog optical vector matrix processors (AOVMP) have been implemented over the past three decades utilizing a variety of methodologies. Most of these methodologies were dependent on external modulation of the laser source. Photonic Systems Incorporated has furthered the development of the AOVMP by using a 64 channel analog modulated vertical cavity surface emitting laser diode (VCSEL). The novel analog modulation of the VCSEL is performed by linearizing the output of the VCSEL to 8 bits using real-time 12 bit look-up tables. VCSEL analog modulation characteristics and linearization techniques are discussed along with AOVMP performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3003, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271059
Show Author Affiliations
Ty Olmstead, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
James A. Carter, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Tim A. Sunderlin, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Dennis R. Pape, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3003:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers
Kent D. Choquette; Dennis G. Deppe, Editor(s)

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