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Ultralow Threshold Quantum Well Lasers For Computer Interconnects
Author(s): Michael Mittelstein; Israel Ury; Nadav Bar-Chaim; Kam-Yin Lau; Jeffrey Ungar; Amnon Yariv
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Paper Abstract

Optical computer interconnects appear very attractive when integration of state of the art technology of quantum well GaAs/GaA1As lasers is considered. These ultralow threshold lasers provide the very high transmission rates and the inherent simplicity required for such systems. A detailed design is presented for a 5 Gbit s-1 transmission rate, suppression of pattern effects, and a system power supply of approximately 25 mW per laser. Existing experimental data show that little extrapolation is required to reach that kind of performance from state of the art technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963383
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Mittelstein, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Israel Ury, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Nadav Bar-Chaim, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Kam-Yin Lau, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Jeffrey Ungar, Ortel Corporation (United States)
Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1178:
Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment
James Pazaris; Gerald R. Willenbring, Editor(s)

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