Free-running 1550 nm VCSEL for 10.7 Gb/s transmission in 99.7 km PON

Kamau Prince (Corresponding author), Ming Ma, Timothy Braidwood Gibbon, C. Neumeyr, E. Rönneberg, M. Ortsiefer, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Optical Communications and Networking
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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