Integrated active optical bistable circuit

Ares I. Neophytou, Ian H. White

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A novel type of optical bistable circuit has been developed for application in optical communications and sinal processing. The circuit uses both optical and electrical feedback to achieve bistable operation and provides genuine optical gain. The device has advantages in that it can be triggered by optical inputs over a large spectral range and minimises signal feedback to previous circuits. Initial experimental results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991
EventIntegrated Optoelectronics for Communication and Processing 1991 - Boston, USA United States
Duration: 1 Sept 19917 Sept 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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