We also describe recent advances in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for spacebourne databuses. VCSELs also offer advantages in simplicity of packaging and electronic control. We summarize available initial radiation data on these devices and project their impact on spaceborne photonic interconnects.
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Julian P. G. Bristow, John A. Lehman, Robert A. Morgan, John L. DeRuiter, "Advancement of photonic interconnects for spaceborne systems," Proc. SPIE 10288, Advancement of Photonics for Space: A Critical Review, 1028809 (29 July 1997);