Title

4x4 Vertical-Cavity-Surface- Emitting Laser (VCSEL) and Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (MSM) Optical Backplane Demonstrator System

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Applied Optics

Volume

35

Issue

32

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Publication Date

1996

First Page

6365

Last Page

6368

DOI

10.1364/AO.35.006365

Abstract

We describe a system demonstrator based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, metal–semiconductor–metal detectors, printed circuit board (PCB) level optoelectronic device packaging, a compact bulk optical relay, and novel barrel/PCB optomechanics. The entire system was constructed in a standard VME electrical backplane chassis and was capable of operating at >1.7 Gbit/s of aggregate data capacity. In addition to the component technologies developed, we describe operational testing and characterization of the demonstrator.

Comments

Originally published by the Optical Society of America. Publisher's PDF available through remote link.