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A plot twist: the continuing story of VCSELs at AOC
Author(s): James K. Guenter; Jim A. Tatum; Robert A. Hawthorne III; Ralph H. Johnson; David T. Mathes; Bobby M. Hawkins
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Paper Abstract

During a year of substantial consolidation in the VCSEL industry, Honeywell sold their VCSEL Optical Products Division, which has now officially changed its name to Advanced Optical Components (AOC). Both manufacture and applied research continue, however. Some of the developments of the past year are discussed in this paper. They include advances in the understanding of VCSEL degradation physics, substantial improvements in long-wavelength VCSEL performance, and continuing progress in manufacturing technology. In addition, higher speed serial communications products, at 10 gigabits and particularly at 4 gigabits per second, have shown faster than predicted growth. We place these technologies and AOC's approach to them in a market perspective, along with other emerging applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5737, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IX, (14 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.601831
Show Author Affiliations
James K. Guenter, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Jim A. Tatum, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Robert A. Hawthorne III, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Ralph H. Johnson, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
David T. Mathes, Advanced Optical Components (United States)
Bobby M. Hawkins, Advanced Optical Components (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5737:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers IX
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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