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Microlasers for photonic switching and interconnection
Author(s): Yong H. Lee; Jack L. Jewell; Juergen Jahns; Axel Scherer; James P. Harbison; Leigh T. Florez
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Paper Abstract

Vertical-cavity, surface-emitting lasers have great potential owing to their inherent two-dimensional geometry and very small gain nedium volumes which are essential to low threshold currents. Possible applications are optical switching/computing, photonic interconnection, high/low power laser sources, image processing, optical neural networks, etc. Driven by these high promises, there have been numerous reports on vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes using InGaAs/GaAs/A1As, GaAs/AlGaAs structures16. In this paper, we report characteristics of discrete InGaAs microlasers and monolithic two-dimensional arrays of microlasers. The advantages of optics for communications of data over distances longer than nearby gates have been argued previously7. We proposed and demonstrated a photonic interconnect scheme using microlasers with planar optics which will be robust, accurate, and easily alignable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34928
Show Author Affiliations
Yong H. Lee, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Jack L. Jewell, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Juergen Jahns, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Axel Scherer, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
James P. Harbison, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Leigh T. Florez, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1319:
Optics in Complex Systems
F. Lanzl; H.-J. Preuss; G. Weigelt, Editor(s)

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