Iain Eddie presents his paper on high-speed, 850nm VCSELs, at VCSEL Day, June 2017.


03 June 2017

CST Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holding AB and UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry is pleased to confirm that project engineer, Iain Eddie, is a guest presenter at VCSEL Day, 8th and 9th June 2017, in Cardiff. Iain will present his paper on high-speed 850nm VCSELs, demonstrating how data transmission rates of 50Gb/s can be achieved.

VCSELs (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers) are a recognized, essential building block of modern, optical, communication systems. They offer a high bandwidth, power-saving and low-cost solution for the Active Optical Cable (AOC) links used within next-generation, data centres and high-performance computing.

Iain Eddie’s paper provides a summary report of VCSELs designed and manufactured as part of the ADDAPT (Adaptive Data and Power Aware Transceivers for Optical Communications) project, a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funded by the European Commission (Grant Agreement No. 619197). This project seeks to combine the complementary competences of two universities and five commercial organisations, including device manufacture by CST Global and VI Systems.

Iain Eddie explains, “The VCSELs and GaAs PIN photo-diodes used in next-generation AOCs must deliver 50Gb/s or more, to meet anticipated demand. As part of the ADDAPT, FP7 Project, CST Global and VI Systems have designed and fabricated new 850nm VCSELs and photo-detectors with low capacitance for high-speed operation. We have then, successfully, demonstrated how these VCSELs can enable modulation bandwidths of up to 27GHz with data transmission rates of up to 50Gb/s.”

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