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Tuneable VCSEL aiming for the application in interconnects and short haul systems
Author(s): Christian Gierl; Karolina Zogal; Sandro Jatta; Hooman A. Davani; Franko Küppers; Peter Meissner; Tobias Gründl; Christian Grasse; Markus-Christian Amann; Aidan Daly; Brian Corbett; Benjamin Kögel; Åsa Haglund; Johan Gustavsson; Petter Westbergh; Anders Larsson; Pierluigi Debernardi; Markus Ortsiefer
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Paper Abstract

Widely tunable vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) are of high interest for optical communications, gas spectroscopy and fiber-Bragg-grating measurements. In this paper we present tunable VCSEL operating at wavelength around 850 nm and 1550 nm with tuning ranges up to 20 nm and 76 nm respectively. The first versions of VCSEL operating at 1550 nm with 76 nm tuning range and an output power of 1.3mW were not designed for high speed modulation, but for applications where only stable continious tuning is essential (e.g. gas sensing). The next step was the design of non tunable VCSEL showing high speed modulation frequencies of 10 GHz with side mode supression ratios beyond 50 dB. The latest version of these devices show record output powers of 6.7mW at 20 °C and 3mW at 80 °C. The emphasis of our present and future work lies on the combination of both technologies. The tunable VCSEL operating in the 850 nm-region reaches a modulation bandwidth of 5.5GHz with an output power of 0.8mW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7959, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems III, 795908 (25 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881247
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Christian Gierl, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Karolina Zogal, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Sandro Jatta, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Hooman A. Davani, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Franko Küppers, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Peter Meissner, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
Tobias Gründl, Walter Schottky Institut (Germany)
Christian Grasse, Walter Schottky Institut (Germany)
Markus-Christian Amann, Walter Schottky Institut (Germany)
Aidan Daly, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Brian Corbett, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland)
Benjamin Kögel, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Åsa Haglund, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Johan Gustavsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Petter Westbergh, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Anders Larsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Pierluigi Debernardi, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
Markus Ortsiefer, Vertilas GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7959:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems III
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin Dingel; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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