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Multimode VCSELs for high bit-rate and transparent low-cost fiber-optic links
Author(s): Sven Eitel; Stephan G. Hunziker; Dominique Vez; Michael Moser; Rainer Hoevel; Hans-Peter Gauggel; Marcel Brunner; Karlheinz H. Gulden
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Paper Abstract

At Avalon Photonics Ltd. high-performance multimode VCSELs and VCSEL arrays are developed and fabricated for applications in low-cost fiber-optic communication links. We report on state-of-the-art oxide-confined 850 nm VCSELs for current-generation parallel optical link modules with data-rates up to 3.125 Gbit/s per channel. The high performance and high reliability of these devices is reviewed. Moreover, 10 Gbit/s VCSELs are developed for the next-generation 10-Gigabit Ethernet standard (10-GbE). Transmission over 600 m high-bandwidth multimode fiber at 10 Gbit/s is demonstrated. Mainly due to their low noise level and high linearity, these high-performance devices are also well suited for transparent fiber-optic links using subcarrier multiplexed modulation schemes in the low GHz range. Spurious-free dynamic ranges larger than 100 dBHz2/3 were measured, which is sufficient for important applications like cable television distribution and remote antenna addressing in mobile phone systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4649, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VI, (4 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469233
Show Author Affiliations
Sven Eitel, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Stephan G. Hunziker, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Dominique Vez, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Michael Moser, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Rainer Hoevel, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Hans-Peter Gauggel, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Marcel Brunner, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)
Karlheinz H. Gulden, Avalon Photonics Ltd. (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4649:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers VI
Chun Lei; Sean P. Kilcoyne, Editor(s)

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