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Microlasers for photonic switching and interconnection

Lee, Y. H. and Jewell, J. L. and Jahns, J. and Scherer, A. and Harbison, J. P. and Florez, L. T. (1990) Microlasers for photonic switching and interconnection. In: Optics in Complex Systems. Proceedings of SPIE. No.1319. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 683-684.

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Vertical-cavity, surface-emitting lasers have great potential owing to their inherent two-dimensional geometry and very small gain nedium volumes which are essential to low threshold currents. Possible applications are optical switching/computing, photonic interconnection, high/low power laser sources, image processing, optical neural networks, etc. Driven by these high promises, there have been numerous reports on vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes using InGaAs/GaAs/A1As, GaAs/AlGaAs structures. In this paper, we report characteristics of discrete InGaAs microlasers and monolithic two-dimensional arrays of microlasers. The advantages of optics for communications of data over distances longer than nearby gates have been argued previously. We proposed and demonstrated a photonic interconnect scheme using microlasers with planar optics which will be robust, accurate, and easily alignable.

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Official Citation:Yong H. Lee, Jack L. Jewell, Juergen Jahns, Axel Scherer, James P. Harbison, Leigh T. Florez, "Microlasers for photonic switching and interconnection", Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34928;
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