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1310nm VCSELs in 1-10Gb/s commercial applications
Author(s): Jack Jewell; Luke Graham; Max Crom; Kevin Maranowski; Joseph Smith; Tom Fanning
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Paper Abstract

Beginning with 4 Gigabit/sec Fibre-Channel, 1310nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are now entering the marketplace. Such VCSELs perform like distributed feedback lasers but have drive currents and heat dissipation like 850nm VCSELs, making them ideal for today's high-performance interconnects and the only choice for the next step in increased interconnection density. Transceiver performances at 4 and 10 Gigabits/sec over fiber lengths 10-40km are presented. The active material is extremely robust, resulting in excellent reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6132, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers X, 613204 (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660840
Show Author Affiliations
Jack Jewell, Picolight, Inc. (United States)
Luke Graham, Picolight, Inc. (United States)
Max Crom, Picolight, Inc. (United States)
Kevin Maranowski, Picolight, Inc. (United States)
Joseph Smith, Picolight, Inc. (United States)
Tom Fanning, Picolight, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6132:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers X
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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