Picosecond pulse generation by lateral mode switching of (GaAI)As-heterostructure stripe lasers

I. H. White, G. J. Aspin, J. E. Carroll, R. G. Plumb

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The presence of ‘kinks’ in the light/current characteristics of (GaAl)As injection lasers is investigated by applying large amplitude electrical RF modulation. It is suggested that the 20 ps pulses which have been observed may be produced through mechanisms associated with these kinks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 1981


  • Injection lasers
  • Optical waveguides
  • Pulse generation
  • Self focusing
  • Waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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