Ultrafast switching in polarization-bistable laser diodes

Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Ian H. White, M. J. Offside, John E. Carroll

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A new form of pitchfork-bifurcation-like polarization bistability in laser diodes that has major speed advantages over conventional S-shaped polarization bistability is reported. From the rate-equation analysis, it is shown that flip-flop operation with bit rates of higher than 50 Gbits/s may be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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