Generation of UWB pulses utilizing directly modulated tunable MEMS-VCSEL

Christian Gierl, Quang Trung Le, Christian Damm, Franko Kuppers

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Abstract

We propose a solution for reconfigurable wired-wireless converged networks with high data rates, based on directly modulated tunable vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL). Wired-wireless converged networks require simple and low-cost solutions for the generation of the UWB signal in the optical domain. Direct modulation of VCSEL in combination with optical filtering enable a low-cost generation of ultra-wideband (UWB) pulses. VCSEL typically show large direct modulation bandwidths 10 GBit/s due to their short cavity related short photon lifetime. Another advantage of the short cavity is its inherent large free spectral range (FSR) which enables ultra wide continuous wavelength tuning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages41-43
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781479955060
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 25 Jan 201528 Jan 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period25/01/1528/01/15

Keywords

  • Access network
  • direct modulation
  • MEMS
  • optical-wireless converged networks
  • radio-over-fiber
  • tunable VCSEL
  • ultra-wideband

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