Optically triggered polarisation bistability in galnasp twin stripe injection lasers using integrated devices

R. S. Linton, I. H. White, J. E. Carroll, J. Singh, M. J. Adams, I. D. Henning

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A bistable polarisation switching element and optical triggering source has been produced by etching a facet in a twin stripe semiconductor laser. The switching element is formed by a pair of stripe segments at one end of the device and triggered with short light pulses from the other two segments. Detector limited switching risetimes have been measured at 250 ps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1234
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 1988


  • Integrated optics
  • Optical processing
  • Optical switching
  • Semiconductor lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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