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New scheme of digital optical switching and memory operation utilizing the mode-hopping phenomenon in semiconductor lasers
Author(s): Wakao Sasaki; Hirokazu Nakayama; Masahiro Mitsuda; Tatehisa Ohta
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Paper Abstract

A new scheme of digital optical switching, optical analog-to-digital conversion, and wavelength bistability is presented which can be applied to digital optical, memory operations, utilizing the mode-hopping phenomenon of Fabry-Perot cavity-type injection laser diode. The measured speed of switching was within the nsec region, which was limited by the driving capabilities and the light detection response, not by the phenomenon itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18074
Show Author Affiliations
Wakao Sasaki, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)
Hirokazu Nakayama, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)
Masahiro Mitsuda, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)
Tatehisa Ohta, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1215:
Digital Optical Computing II
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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