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The vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser: a key component in future optical access networks

Rissons, Angélique and Mollier, Jean-Claude The vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser: a key component in future optical access networks. (2010) In: Optical Access Networks and Advanced Photonics : Technologies and Deployment Strategies. IGI Global , Hershey, United States, 184-211. ISBN 978-1-605-66707-2

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The proposal chapter aims at highlighting the tremendous emergence of the Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) in the FTTX systems. The VCSEL is probably one of the most important and promising components of the “last-leg” Optical Access Networks. To satisfy the bandwidth rise as well as the inexpensive design constraints, the VCSEL has found its place between the Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) and the Edge-Emitting-Laser (EEL) such as the DFB (Distributed-Feedback) laser. Hence, we dedicate a chapter to the promising VCSEL technology that aims to give an overview of the advances, the physical behavior, and the various structures regarding VCSELs. We discuss the VCSEL features and performance to weigh up the specific advantages and the weaknesses of the existing technology. Finally, diverse potentials of Optical Access Network architectures are discussed.

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Additional Information:This chapter appears in Optical Access Networks and Advanced Photonics: Technologies and Deployment Strategies edited by IGI Global Copyright 2010, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Département d'Electronique, Optronique et Signal - DEOS (Toulouse, France) - Micro-ondes et Optique pour Systèmes Embarqués - MOSE
Deposited On:27 Mar 2009 15:56

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