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Optical Fiber Telecommunications VA by Alan E Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 14

VCSEL-Based Data Links

Julie Sheridan Eng and Chris Kocot,    Finisar Corporation, Sunnyvale CA, USA

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of their colleagues from Finisar: Jim Tatum, Luke Graham, Katharine Schmidtke, Frank Flens, Thelinh Nguyen, Gilles Denoyer, Tim Moran, Chris Cole, Roberto Rodes, Steve Joiner, Daniel Mahgerefteh, Gary Landry, Ralph Johnson, Brendan Hamel-Bissell, Greta Light, Theresa Guittard, Ed Shaw, Andy MacInnes, Yasuhiro Matsui, Charlie Roxlo, Ashish Verma, Tsurugi Sudo, and William Wang.

14.1 Introduction

Fiber optic systems were first deployed for long-haul telecommunications networks for link distances up to 1000 km. As technology advanced and costs decreased, fiber optics began ...

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