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Optical fiber interconnects using VCSEL linear arrays operating in dual mode
Author(s): Michel Fraces; Jean-Marie Chassot; Yves Fazilleau; Jean-Francois Mermet
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Paper Abstract

New AlOx VCSELs are very interesting for dual-purpose applications, since the emitting aperture, which guide the current lines, may be reduced to a few microns; in parallel, the ALOx diaphragm is transparent to near IR radiations. Thus, with such devices, we can get a detective area greater than the emissive one. We present in this paper our first results for an experimental numerical optical link between two linear AlOx VCSEL arrays. We first give the characteristics of the VCSEL arrays used in our experiment and describe the associated electronics. Then we present the results obtained on our test link and the problem encountered in transmission at a data rate greater than 50 Mbits/s. Finally, we tried to explain this limitation by characterizing the bandwidths of the electronics and testing all the elements on a network analyzer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4942, VCSELs and Optical Interconnects, (15 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.469357
Show Author Affiliations
Michel Fraces, ONERA (France)
Jean-Marie Chassot, ONERA (France)
Yves Fazilleau, ONERA (France)
Jean-Francois Mermet, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4942:
VCSELs and Optical Interconnects
Hugo Thienpont; Jan Danckaert, Editor(s)

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