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Recent advances in long-wavelength VCSELs for metro applications
Author(s): Alexei V. Syrbu; Vladimir P. Iakovlev; Eli E. Kapon
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Paper Abstract

Long wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are ideally suited for applications in Metro networks which are currently dominated by 1.3 μm distributed feedback (DFB) and 1.3 μm Fabry-Perot laser diodes. 1.3 μm GaInNAs/AlGaAs VCSELs have been first to satisfy requirements of OC-48 standards and can also play a role in the 10Gb/E technology for medium reach transmission. The high temperature performance of 1.5 μm VCSELs still needs to be improved before challenging the positions of 1.5 μm un-cooled DFB lasers. With the introduction of agile, reconfigurable WDM systems, tunable optically pumped 1.5 μm VCSELs may have a considerable play in Metro networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4942, VCSELs and Optical Interconnects, (15 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476225
Show Author Affiliations
Alexei V. Syrbu, BeamExpress S. A. (Switzerland)
Vladimir P. Iakovlev, BeamExpress S. A. (Switzerland)
Eli E. Kapon, BeamExpress S. A. (Switzerland)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

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

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