Potential NASA Applications The proposed EAM SE laser solves the latency, bandwidth, footprint, and power consumption problems of optical communications in ultra scale computing and super computing which are vital to the success of NASA?s mission. In adddition LAN?s and MAN?s can also use the technology because of its substantial range. The device will be flip chip mounted on silicon and it has a temperature range of at least 25C to 125 C so it can handle the heat load which an array encounters on top of silicon driver circuitry. The > 1 Tbps data rates and compact EAM SE laser arrays reduce the number of fiber cores, which have become prohibitive with current VCSEL technology.. The radical approach of the EAM SE laser solves difficult and profound problems with current optical communication technologies using already understood elements. The EAM SE laser can be put into high volume production quickly.
Potential non NASA Applications The proposed EAM SE laser operates over a temperature range of at least 25 C to 125 C, provides low latency NRZ > 1Tbps data transmission for a 10 element array. The low cost device has minimal power consumption, is compact, has range more than sufficient for communication across a data center, MANs, LANs or as short as chip to chip, and is easily integrable on silicon by flip chip bonding and provides vertical light emission. The technologies used in this device are proven, but the elements are put together using design choices optimized for low power, ultra-high speed low latency communication. These characteristics make this device ideal for super computing, large data centers, chip to chip communication, LANs and MANs with a short time to market given sufficient resources. In the long term, the array elements may be used by the hundreds in small scale computing in products such as PCs and smart devices resulting in total volumes approaching one trillion devices.