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Development of a red VCSEL-to-plastic fiber module for use in parallel optical data links
Author(s): John D. Lambkin; T. Calvert; Brian Corbett; Jon Woodhead; Steven M. Pinches; Alexander Onischenko; Terry E. Sale; Jeff Hosea; Peter Van Daele; Koen Van de Putte; An Van Hove; Adriaan Valster; John Gerard McInerney; Pierpaolo A. Porta
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents results that have emerged from the European funded ESPRIT Project, Bright Red Surface Emitting Lasers (BREDSELS-23455). The project's main objective has been to develop arrays of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL's) emitting in the region of 650 nm. These VCSEL arrays, suitably coupled to plastic fiber ribbon, are potentially ideal sources for high-speed plastic optical fiber networks. Linear 1 X 8 VCSEL arrays have been fabricated from wafers grown in multi-wafer MOVPE reactors. Individual VCSELs are shown to generate a peak room temperature power of 2 mW at 674 nm and are capable of operating continuous wave to a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. The use of selective oxidation in the fabrication process is found to be essential in terms of providing effective heat sinking to the active region, while free carrier absorption is found to be a significant loss mechanism. A detailed description of the device results including modal behavior is presented along with the initial results from the plastic fiber ribbon module.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3946, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV, (1 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384366
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Lambkin, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
T. Calvert, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Brian Corbett, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Jon Woodhead, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Steven M. Pinches, Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Alexander Onischenko, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Terry E. Sale, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Jeff Hosea, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Peter Van Daele, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Koen Van de Putte, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
An Van Hove, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Adriaan Valster, JDS Uniphase Netherlands BV (Netherlands)
John Gerard McInerney, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)
Pierpaolo A. Porta, Univ. College Cork (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3946:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IV
Kent D. Choquette; Chun Lei, Editor(s)

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