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Highly temperature-stable modulation characteristics of multioxide-aperture high-speed 980 nm vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Mutig, A.; Lott, James A.; Blokhin, S. A.; Wolf, P.; Moser, Philip; Hofmann, W.; Nadtochiy, A. M.; Payusov, A.; Bimberg, Dieter

We present multioxide-aperture 980 nm-range vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) with highly temperature stable modulation characteristics operating error-free at 25 Gbit/s at 25 and 85Ā°C. We perform small signal modulation experiments and extract the fundamental physical parameters including relaxation resonance frequency, damping factor, parasitic cut-off frequency, š·-factor, and š¾-factor, leading to identification of thermal processes and damping as the main factors that presently limit high speed device operation. We obtain very temperature-insensitive bandwidths around 13ā€“15 GHz. Presented results clearly demonstrate the suitability of our VCSELs for practical and reliable optical data transmission systems.
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, 10.1063/1.3499361, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 151101 (2010) and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3499361.