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4 April 1997 High-speed optical transceiver and routing switch using VCSEL-based integrated optoelectronics
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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.
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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, and John C. Zolper "High-speed optical transceiver and routing switch using VCSEL-based integrated optoelectronics", Proc. SPIE 3005, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV, (4 April 1997);

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