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5 May 1998 Monolithic wavelength-graded VCSEL and wavelength-selective photodetector arrays for wavelength-division-multiplexed optical interconnect applications
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Monolithic, uniformly-wavelength-graded, vertical-cavity surface- emitting laser (VCSEL) and wavelength-selective resonance- enhanced photodetector (REPD) arrays are key enabling technologies for many wavelength-multiplexed optical network and interconnect architectures. These arrays can be produced in a repeatable and uniform manner by controlling the local MOCVD growth rate of the epilayers on a topographically patterned substrate, which resulted in wavelength-differentiated devices with more uniform optical characteristics. Multi-wavelength VCSEL and REPD arrays have been monolithically integrated on the same substrate to improve the wavelength matching between the source and detector elements. The performance characteristics of these arrays are discussed. We also describe a wavelength-division- multiplexing and demultiplexing experiment in which several channels of optical data are multiplexed together using a multi- wavelength VCSEL array and transmitted on a single optical fiber, and are demultiplexed at the other end using a wavelength- selective REPD array with closely-matching wavelengths.
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Julian Cheng, Sanh Q. Luong, Yuxin Zhou, Andrew C. Alduino, Jun Lu, Christopher P. Hains, N. Y. Li, Hong Q. Hou, and G. Allen Vawter "Monolithic wavelength-graded VCSEL and wavelength-selective photodetector arrays for wavelength-division-multiplexed optical interconnect applications", Proc. SPIE 3288, Optoelectronic Interconnects V, (5 May 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.307561
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