Uncooled directly-modulated 1.3µm VCSELs are shown to exhibit dynamic range, linearity and noise performance required for wireless LAN applications. A multimode fibre based WLAN 802.11b system shows performances comparable to systems with state-of-the-art DFB lasers.
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(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
P. Hartmann, X. Qian, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, "High Performance Uncooled 1.3µm VCSELs for RF-over-Fiber Applications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMH1.
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