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TO CAN DESIGN FOR VCSEL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008579D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Brian Webb Lawrence Boughter

Abstract

Laser transmitters are used in a number of applications including cd players, code readers and voice and data transmission over optical fiber. The lasers used in these applications are historically edge emitting lasers housed in a TO-Hermetic metal can for improved reliability and thermal dissipation, In many cases a photo diode is also included in the metal can to provide automatic power control of the laser. Motorola has developed a new laser technology which uses a low cost high performance vertical cavity surface emitting laser [VCSEL] technology. These will also be packaged in TO-56 metal cans for socket compatibility and will provide improved life, lower cost, and superior performance.