Overview of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers
Abstract:It has been over ten years since the first commercial VCSELs appeared on the market. During this period, the VCSEL has established itself as a reliable, small, and cost effective alternative to edge emitting lasers in many areas of application. Today we see steady growth in the demand for VCSELs both in their initial datacom market as well as in new markets that they have managed to penetrate, such as image projection and optical mouse. VCSEL structure and technology have diversified in response to the applications, and currently include short wavelength, long wavelength, single mode, external cavity, and high power types. This presentation will give an overview of VCSEL applications and technologies, and is intended for a technical but not specialized audience.
Majid Riaziat has over 23 years of management experience in technology development and acquisition, plus an in-depth knowledge of optoelectronics. He was a cofounder and the Chief Technology Officer of OEpic Semiconductors, Inc., an optoelectronic components foundry in Sunnyvale, California. Prior to OEpic, he was the Director of Varian¡¯s Central Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, California. Majid received his B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford University. He has over 30 technical publications and 10 US patents. He is the author of a textbook in high-speed optoelectronics.