Directional coupling and bistability in four contact twin-stripe injection lasers

I. H. White, R. S. Linton, J. E. Carroll

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Abstract

The paper reports on the optical switching operation of four contact twin-stripe injection lasers. Both directional coupling and cross coupling action have been demonstrated. Bistability involving a switch in the optical filament, between a cross coupled optical mode and as straight pass one, has also been observed. Electrical triggering of the bistable mechanism and optical switching between bistable states have been achieved with rejection ratios of up to 8:1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalIEE proceedings. Part J (Optoelectronics)
Volume135
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1988

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