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1.27-μm InGaAs: Sb-GaAs-GaAsP vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) were grown by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition and exhibited excellent performance and temperature stability. The threshold current changes from 1.8 to 1.1 mA and the slope efficiency falls less than ∼35% as the temperature raised from room temperature to 70°C. With a bias current of only 5 mA, the 3-dB modulation frequency response was measured to be 8.36 GHz, which is appropriate for 10-Gb/s operation. The maximal bandwidth is measured to be 10.7 GHz with modulation current efficiency factor (MCEF) of ∼5.25 GHz/(mA)12/. These VCSELs also demonstrate high-speed modulation up to 10 Gb/s from 25°C to 70°C.
Date of Publication: March 2005