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, Julian Cheng, Yin-Chen Lu, Yin-Chen Lu, Bo Lu, Bo Lu, Gerry G. Ortiz, Gerry G. Ortiz, Andrew C. Alduino, Andrew C. Alduino, Christopher P. Hains, Christopher P. Hains, Hong Q. Hou, Hong Q. Hou, Michael J. Hafich, Michael J. Hafich, G. Allen Vawter, G. Allen Vawter, John C. Zolper, 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); doi: 10.1117/12.271097; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.271097
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