The IM and FM modulation characteristics of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser are studied. The laser has high FM efficiency and broad IM bandwidth (near 8 GHz) at a very low bias (4.5 mA). We demonstrate 5 Gb/s pseudorandom direct intensity modulation of this laser with open eyes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering