We have evaluated a 1.3 μm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL), whose bottom mirror and central active layer were grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and whose top mirror was covered with a dielectric coating, for 10 Gb/s data transmission over single-mode fibers (SMFs). Successful demonstration of error-free transmission of the directly modulated VCSEL signals at data rate of 10 Gb/s over a 10 km-long SMF was achieved for operating temperatures from 20°C to 60°C up to bit-error-rate (BER) of 10<sup>-12</sup>. The DC bias current and modulation currents are only 7 mA and 6 mA, respectively. The results indicate that the VCSEL is a good low-power consuming optical signal source for 10 GBASE Ethernet applications under controlled environments.
© 2012 Optical Society of Korea
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2012
Published: September 25, 2012
Chan-Wook Park, Seoung-Hun Lee, Hae-Won Jung, Shin-Mo An, El-Hang Lee, Byueng-Su Yoo, Jay Roh, and Kyong-Hon Kim, "Evaluation of 1.3-μm Wavelength VCSELs Grown by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition for 10 Gb/s Fiber Transmission," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 16, 313-317 (2012)
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