VI Systems GmbH has been awarded a U.S. patent for its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL). Courtesy of VI Systems GmbH . The patent (U.S. No. 20130092896 A1) covers optoelectronic devices, including the company’s ultrahigh-speed 40-Gb/s, 850-nm laser. The invention pertains to semiconductor light-emitting devices for visible and IR spectral ranges. It can also be applied to LEDs targeting the bright red, orange, yellow or green spectral ranges.