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VCSELs Go the Distance

P. Kner, D. Sun, J. Boucart, P. Floyd, R. Nabiev, D. Davis,W.Yuen, M. Jansen, C. J. Chang-Hasnain

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting la- sers (VCSELs) have come a long way in the past decade, evolving from a laboratory curiosity to a key component in fiber-optic communications in local area networks (LANs). Rapid advances are reported in 1.5-1.6-µm wavelength VCSELs with tunability and long-reach single-mode fiber transmission. With proven cost benefits in LAN applications, VCSELs are poised to meet the rising market demands of metropolitan area applications.

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VCSELs Go the Distance

P. Kner, D. Sun, J. Boucart, P. Floyd, R. Nabiev, D. Davis,W.Yuen, M. Jansen, C. J. Chang-Hasnain

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting la- sers (VCSELs) have come a long way in the past decade, evolving from a laboratory curiosity to a key component in fiber-optic communications in local area networks (LANs). Rapid advances are reported in 1.5-1.6-µm wavelength VCSELs with tunability and long-reach single-mode fiber transmission. With proven cost benefits in LAN applications, VCSELs are poised to meet the rising market demands of metropolitan area applications.

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Publish Date: 01 March 2002


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