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3 February 1999 Photonic components and systems for fly by light
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Fly-by-light has been a research and development area for the last 10 years, and much progress has been made in many areas and applications. Developments in fly-by-light component technologies such as vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) will be discussed to include the application of these types of laser to high-speed fiber- optic transmitters. Data will include digital transmission performance characteristics, the effects of temperature changes on the laser output and transmitter performance, and gigabit per second operation. A comparison will be made between typical edge emitter operation and VCSEL operation over similar temperature ranges. Both packaging and connectorization of individual transmitters and transmitter arrays will be discussed. Other VCSEL applications will be discussed including the application to Fiber Channel data links and networks. Fiber Channel data links can provide much larger data rates than current fly-by-light systems. The usefulness of redundant ring architectures and DWDM schemes will be discussed for both enhanced network reliability and speed.
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Michael M. Salour, Charles B. Morrison, and Andreas P. Glinz "Photonic components and systems for fly by light", Proc. SPIE 3541, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors and Applications; Including Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VII, (3 February 1999);

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