Dual-channel wavelength-division multiplexing using a composite resonator vertical-cavity laser

E. W. Young, D. M. Grasso, A. C. Lehman, K. D. Choquette

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We demonstrate the use of a dual-resonator vertical-cavity laser diode as a coarse wavelength-division-multiplexing optical source. Binary data is encoded onto each of the two longitudinal modes, which can be independently modulated through current injection into each cavity. Using a single laser, we demonstrate data transmission on two independent channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)966-968
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Composite-resonator vertical-cavity laser (CRVCL)
  • Dual-wavelength laser source
  • Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL)
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)
  • Wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) laser source

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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