Applications of polarisation switching in twin stripe semiconductor lasers

D. A.O. Davies, I. H. White, J. E. Carroll

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Polarisation switching in a twin stripe laser is exploited to produce logic operations with possible applications in optical data processing and computing. Experimental results are presented showing polarisation based logical inversion, and this operation is used to enable the configuration of the laser device as an optical “clock” and optical pseudo-random pulse generator. Phase locking of the optical clock is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue numberS3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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