BREAKING NEWS: and partner AOMicro have recently developed MEMS-tunable VCSELs capable of the widest tuning range yet demonstrated, with a continuous single-mode wavelength span of 150 nm in 1310 nm lasers and a 100 nm tuning range near 1060 nm. Details of the performance of these record breaking tunable lasers can be found in the Electronics Letters papers highlighted below, as well as in the additional feature articles, including those from and . These fully-integrated ultra-widely tunable lasers employ electrostatic actuation for tuning, resulting in low-power consumption and high-speed wavelength scanning in a compact on-chip platform amenable to wafer-scale batch fabrication techniques. In collaboration with and , these revolutionary lasers are now being applied at the heart of a for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) applications. The first imaging results from our previous generation of devices capable of >100 nm of tuning were originally presented at the postdeadline session of the in Baltimore, Maryland in May 2011 in presentation , while updated results were featured in an invited talk at in Conference in January 2012. A MEMS-VCSEL-enabled has been featured at a number of exhibitions, look for it at a conference near you!
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