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High-speed optical transceiver and routing switch using VCSEL-based integrated optoelectronics
Author(s): Julian Cheng; Yin-Chen Lu; Bo Lu; Gerry G. Ortiz; Andrew C. Alduino; Christopher P. Hains; Hong Q. Hou; Michael J. Hafich; G. Allen Vawter; John C. Zolper
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in the design of high-speed optical switches and transceivers for a reconfigurable, spatially-multiplexed optical interconnection network are described. Monolithic switches based on the integration of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with heterojunction bipolar transistors and photodetectors have achieved switching operation at a data rate of close to 1 Gb/s. Optical transmission experiments through fibers have been carried out using these switches at a data rate between 650 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s. For future improvements in performance, the photonic and electronic elements should be separately integrated and independently optimized. To facilitate photonic integration, VCSELs and resonance-enhanced photodetectors have been integrated on the same substrate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3005, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271097
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Julian Cheng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Yin-Chen Lu, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Bo Lu, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Gerry G. Ortiz, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Andrew C. Alduino, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Christopher P. Hains, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Hong Q. Hou, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Michael J. Hafich, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. Allen Vawter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John C. Zolper, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3005:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV
Ray T. Chen; Peter S. Guilfoyle, Editor(s)

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