1 December 1980 Laser Sources And Detectors For Guided Wave Optical Signal Processing
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Significant advances have been made in the development of high-performance diode laser sources and photodiode detectors that will be essential for future optical signal processing systems. AIG aAs/G aAs diode lasers for 0.8 to 0.9 um wavelengths are now commercially available and GalnAsP/InP for 0.9 to 1.7µm should soon become available. Recent achievements include long lifetime lasers (>10,000 hours) in both materials systems, single longitudinal and transverse mode operation, high speed pulse modulation (1Gbit/sec), and mode-locked operation with <20 psec pulses. High performance avalanche photodiodes have been developed in Si for wavelengths up to 0.9 uM and modest-performance diodes in Ge up to 1.5 um. For wavelengths beyond 1 uM, III-V compounds, especially the GaInAsP/InP system, show promise for fast, highly sensitive diodes that could be integrated into optical waveguide circuits along with diode lasers.
I. Meingailis, "Laser Sources And Detectors For Guided Wave Optical Signal Processing," Optical Engineering 19(6), 196941 (1 December 1980). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972641 . Submission:

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