1 June 1994 Gigabit fiber optic links using compact disc lasers
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Gigabit fiber optic data links with transmission speeds of up to 2 Gb/s and distances of up to 2 km for multimode fibers were demonstrated using low-cost and short wavelength semiconductor lasers. The semiconductor laser used for high-speed fiber optic data links is a 780 nm device similar to those that are currently in high volume product in the compact disc (CD) industry. This suggests that a CD laser with multimode fiber and its simple receptacle package design may be more usable for the short-range nature of low-cost gigabit fiber optic link applications than has previously been considered to be practical.
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Wood-Hi Cheng, Wood-Hi Cheng, James H. Bechtel, James H. Bechtel, "Gigabit fiber optic links using compact disc lasers", Proc. SPIE 2148, Laser Diode Technology and Applications VI, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176616; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176616

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