Accession Number : ADA290626

Title :   Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for Optical Signal Processing and Optical Computing Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan 93-30 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : OPTICAL CONCEPTS INC LOMPOC CA

Personal Author(s) : Peters, Frank H. ; Scott, Jeff W. ; Kilcoyne, M. K. ; Robinson, Gerald D.

PDF Url : ADA290626

Report Date : 23 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : This final technical report outlines the development of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for use in high-speed parallel data links. During this contract, Optical Concepts has produced VCSELs with greatly improved performance, and has developed packaging technologies for VCSELs. VCSELs have been developed that operate at greater than 5 GHz with sub-milliamp threshold currents. With low turn on delays, these devices have demonstrated GHz data rates with no pre-bias. VCSEL arrays have been incorporated into high-speed, parallel1 fiber coupled packages. Optical Concepts has demonstrated packages using both top and bottom emitting VCSELs, and has developed an integrated microlens technology to ease packaging tolerances.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *PROTOTYPES, *LASER APPLICATIONS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, EMISSION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, COMPUTATIONS, TOLERANCE, PACKAGING, DATA LINKS, BOTTOM.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE