Athermal and Tunable Operations of 850 nm VCSEL with Thermally Actuated Cantilever Structure

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sano, Hayato; Matsutani, Akihiro; Koyama, Fumio (Microsystem Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

We present the first demonstration of athermal and tunable operations of VCSELs using a thermally actuated cantilever for compensating the temperature dependence of wavelength. The temperature dependence is as low as 0.002nm/K and the wavelength tuning of 1nm is obtained.