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15 April 2003 Recent advances in long-wavelength VCSELs for metro applications
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Proceedings Volume 4942, VCSELs and Optical Interconnects; (2003)
Event: Photonics Fabrication Europe, 2002, Bruges, Belgium
Long wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) are ideally suited for applications in Metro networks which are currently dominated by 1.3 μm distributed feedback (DFB) and 1.3 μm Fabry-Perot laser diodes. 1.3 μm GaInNAs/AlGaAs VCSELs have been first to satisfy requirements of OC-48 standards and can also play a role in the 10Gb/E technology for medium reach transmission. The high temperature performance of 1.5 μm VCSELs still needs to be improved before challenging the positions of 1.5 μm un-cooled DFB lasers. With the introduction of agile, reconfigurable WDM systems, tunable optically pumped 1.5 μm VCSELs may have a considerable play in Metro networks.
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Alexei V. Syrbu, Vladimir P. Iakovlev, and Eli E. Kapon "Recent advances in long-wavelength VCSELs for metro applications", Proc. SPIE 4942, VCSELs and Optical Interconnects, (15 April 2003);

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