1060 nm Single-Mode VCSEL and Single-Mode Fiber Links for Long-Reach Optical Interconnects
Journal article, 2019

We investigate the use of a 1060 nm single-mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and a 1060 nm single-mode fiber as a competitive single-mode technology for cost-and power-efficient long-reach optical interconnects. Error-free transmission (bit error rate < 10-12) over 2 km is demonstrated at bitrates up to 40 Gb/s under on-off keying non-return-to-zero (OOK-NRZ) modulation, without equalization, forward-error correction, or other forms of digital signal processing. The VCSEL is extensively characterized with respect to its static and dynamic performances, including the power-voltage-current characteristics, spectral characteristics, beam divergence, modulation response, relative intensity noise, and frequency chirp. The measured dependence of power penalty on fiber length is consistent with an analysis of chirp-induced pulse compression and broadening along the negative chromatic dispersion fiber.

vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers


Optical interconnections


Ewa Simpanen

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Johan Gustavsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Anders Larsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

W. V. Sorin

Hewlett-Packard Company

S. Mathai

Hewlett-Packard Company

M. R. Tan

Hewlett-Packard Company

S. R. Bickham

Corning Incorporated

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN) 1558-2213 (eISSN)

Vol. 37 13 2963-2969 8676302

Integrerade optiska sändare för våglängdsmultiplexering i datacenternätverk

Swedish Research Council (VR) (2016-06077), 2017-01-01 -- 2022-12-31.

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Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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