High-Speed Modulation of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

F. S. Choa, Y. H. Lee, T. L. Koch, C. A. Burrus, B. Tell, J. L. Jewell, R. E. Leibenguth

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The IM and FM modulation characteristics of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser are studied. The laser has high FM efficiency and broad IM bandwidth (near 8 GHz) at a very low bias (4.5 mA). We demonstrate 5 Gb/s pseudorandom direct intensity modulation of this laser with open eyes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-699
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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