Supermode Dynamics for VCSEL Modulation

Kent D. Choquette, Stephen E. Ralph, Alirio Melgar, Nusrat Jahan, William North, Jim A. Tatum

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Coherently-coupled 2x1 vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays enable formation of two anti-guided supermodes which create a photon-photon resonance that increases the modulation bandwidth. We report 50 Gbps data rate from 850 nm VCSEL arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665416016
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: Oct 18 2021Oct 21 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2021 - Proceedings


Conference2021 IEEE Photonics Conference, IPC 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • coherently-coupled VCSEL Arrays
  • modulation bandwidth
  • supermodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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