Higher Speed VCSEL Links using Equalization

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kuchta, Daniel M. (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Rd Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA)

With Feed Forward Equalization (FFE), VCSEL-based links using NRZ modulation have been demonstrated error-free to 71 Gb/s at 850nm, 56 Gb/s at 1530nm, and 50 Gb/s to 90 ºC. This paper will review this progress and speculate on the realization of 100 Gb/s serial links.