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Laser Sources And Detectors For Guided-Wave Optical Signal Processing
Author(s): I. Meingailis
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Paper Abstract

Significant advances have been made in the development of high-performance diode laser sources and photodiode detectors that will be essential for future optical signal pro-cessing systems. AlGaAs/GaAs diode lasers for 0.8-0.9 µm wavelengths are now commer-cially available and GaInAsP/InP for 0.9-1.7 µm should soon become available. Recent achievements include long lifetime lasers (>10,000 hours) in both materials systems, single longitudinal and transverse mode operation, high speed pulse modulation (1 Gbit/sec), and mode-locked operation with 20 psec pulses. High performance avalanche photodiodes have been developed in Si for wavelengths up to 0.9 µm and modest performance diodes in Ge up to 1.5 µm. For wavelengths beyond 1 4m, III-V compounds, especially the GaInAsP/InP system, show promise for fast, highly sensitive diodes that could be integrated into optical waveguide circuits along with diode lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0185, Optical Processing Systems, (10 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957475
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I. Meingailis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0185:
Optical Processing Systems
William T. Rhodes, Editor(s)

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