Accession Number : ADA306337

Title :   High Speed Intra-Computing Optoelectronic Interconnect.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 May 95-19 Jan 96,

Corporate Author : OPTICAL CONCEPTS INC LOMPOC CA

Personal Author(s) : Kilcoyne, M. K.

PDF Url : ADA306337

Report Date : 29 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The application of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) technology to optical communications has been the most important new development in recent times. The VCSEL offers major advantages in low cost, low power, high speed, high reliability for optical communication applications. Because the VCSEL has a highly collimated emission pattern improving fiber coupling efficiency and simplifying alignment, this new device family overcomes the limitations of conventional edge emitting lasers. This objective of the program has been to develop, VCSEL array transmitters and optical receivers to be used in data links for military and commercial applications. The results obtained in this program demonstrates that serial parallel arrays have the capability to transmit 10 Gbit/sec data rates in a quad array of VCSEL transmitters coupled by fiber to P-I-N optical receivers, with each of the four fiber optic links transmitting at 2.5 Gbit/sec, for distances up to 2 km.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *LASER APPLICATIONS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), LOW POWER, EMISSION, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, FIBERS, COMMERCE, LOW COSTS, EDGES, ARRAYS, EFFICIENCY, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, RECEIVERS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, PATTERNS, TRANSMITTERS, DATA RATE, DATA LINKS, PIN DIODES, HIGH RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE