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Mid-infrared interband cascade lasers for free-space laser communication
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Paper Abstract

We have fabricated high-speed Interband Cascade lasers and provided the first experimental evidence that these devices can be directly modulated at a frequency of 3.2 GHz and above. This work has demonstrated suitability of IC lasers as a mid-IR light source for multi-GHz free space optical communications links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7199, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXI, 71990E (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812141
Show Author Affiliations
A. Soibel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
M. Wright, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
W. Farr, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. Keo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
C. Hill, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. Q. Yang, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
H. C. Liu, National Research Council (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7199:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXI
Hamid Hemmati, Editor(s)

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