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Reducing the spectral width of high speed oxide confined VCSELs using an integrated mode filter
Author(s): Erik Haglund; Åsa Haglund; Johan S. Gustavsson; Benjamin Kögel; Petter Westbergh; Anders Larsson
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Paper Abstract

We have reduced the spectral width of high speed oxide confined 850 nm VCSELs using a shallow surface relief for suppression of higher order transverse modes. The surface relief acts as a mode filter by introducing a spatially varying and therefore mode selective loss. The VCSEL employs multiple oxide layers for reduced capacitance which leads to a strong index guiding and a large spectral width in the absence of a mode filter. With an appropriate choice of surface relief parameters, the RMS spectral width for a 5 μm oxide aperture VCSEL is reduced from 0.6 to 0.3 nm. The small signal modulation bandwidth is 19 GHz. Due to reduced effects of chromatic and modal fiber dispersion, the maximum error-free (bit-error-rate < 10-12) transmission distance at 25 Gb/s over OM3+ fiber is increased from 100 to 500 m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8276, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVI, 82760L (7 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908424
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Erik Haglund, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Åsa Haglund, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Johan S. Gustavsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Benjamin Kögel, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Petter Westbergh, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Anders Larsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)

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

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