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Progress on single mode VCSELs for data- and tele-communications
Author(s): Nikolay N. Ledentsov; James A. Lott; Jörg-R. Kropp; Vitaly A. Shchukin; Dieter Bimberg; Philip Moser; Gerrit Fiol; Alexey S. Payusov; Denis Molin; Gerard Kuyt; Adrian Amezcua; Leonid Ya. Karachinsky; Sergey A. Blokhin; Innokenty I. Novikov; Nikolay A. Maleev; Christoph Caspar; Ronald Freund
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Paper Abstract

Single mode (SM) 850 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are suitable for error-free (bit error ratio <10-12) data transmission at 17-25 Gb/s at distances ~2-0.6 km over 50μm-core multimode fiber (MMF). Reduced chromatic dispersion due to ultralow chirp of SM VCSELs under high speed modulation (up to 40 Gb/s) are responsible for the dramatic length extension. Good coupling tolerances of the SM devices to the MMF manifest their applicability for low cost optical interconnects. As the higher resonance frequency (up to 30 GHz) is reached at lower current densities in small aperture (3 μm -diameter) devices the SM devices are also preferable due to reliability considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8276, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVI, 82760K (7 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.902643
Show Author Affiliations
Nikolay N. Ledentsov, VI Systems GmbH (Germany)
James A. Lott, VI Systems GmbH (Germany)
Jörg-R. Kropp, VI Systems GmbH (Germany)
Vitaly A. Shchukin, VI Systems GmbH (Germany)
Dieter Bimberg, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Philip Moser, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gerrit Fiol, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Alexey S. Payusov, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
St. Petersburg Academic Univ. (Russian Federation)
Denis Molin, Draka Comteq Fibre B.V. (Netherlands)
Gerard Kuyt, Draka Comteq Fibre B.V. (Netherlands)
Adrian Amezcua, Draka Comteq Fibre B.V. (Netherlands)
Leonid Ya. Karachinsky, Connector Optics LLC (Russian Federation)
Sergey A. Blokhin, Connector Optics LLC (Russian Federation)
Innokenty I. Novikov, Connector Optics LLC (Russian Federation)
Nikolay A. Maleev, Connector Optics LLC (Russian Federation)
Christoph Caspar, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Ronald Freund, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8276:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVI
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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