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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2730–2733

0.18-μm complementary metal-oxide semiconductor push-pull vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser driver operating at 2.5 Gb/s with symmetric rising and falling edges

David V. Plant, Alan E. L. Chuah, Michael B. Venditti, and Andrei D. Isac  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 13, pp. 2730-2733 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.002730


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Abstract

A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) driver design that utilizes a novel push-pull circuit topology is described. The VCSEL driver design can provide both a current pushing and a current pulling mechanism and therefore is capable of producing symmetric rise and fall times. The design was implemented in a 0.18-μm foundry n-well complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technology and operates at data rates up to 2.5 Gb/s with a power consumption of 45 mW at an average optical output power of 1 mW.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2003
Published: May 1, 2004

Citation
David V. Plant, Alan E. L. Chuah, Michael B. Venditti, and Andrei D. Isac, "0.18-μm complementary metal-oxide semiconductor push-pull vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser driver operating at 2.5 Gb/s with symmetric rising and falling edges," Appl. Opt. 43, 2730-2733 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-13-2730


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