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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 399–403

Free-Running 1550 nm VCSEL for 10.7 Gb/s Transmission in 99.7 km PON

Kamau Prince, Ming Ma, Timothy B. Gibbon, Christian Neumeyr, Enno Rönneberg, Markus Ortsiefer, and I. Tafur Monroy  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 399-403 (2011)

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We present a cooler-less, free-running 1550 nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) directly modulated at 10.7 Gb/s. We also report on error-free transmission through 40 km of standard single-mode optical fiber, achieved without the use of dispersion-mitigation or mid-span amplification. Inverse-dispersion fiber was utilized to realize a dispersion-matched 99.7 km optical access uplink supporting error-free transmission with 27 dB loss margin. These results indicate the feasibility of implementing cooler-less long-wavelength VCSEL devices in long-reach optical access networks.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2011
Published: April 14, 2011

Kamau Prince, Ming Ma, Timothy B. Gibbon, Christian Neumeyr, Enno Rönneberg, Markus Ortsiefer, and I. Tafur Monroy, "Free-Running 1550 nm VCSEL for 10.7 Gb/s Transmission in 99.7 km PON," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, 399-403 (2011)

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