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High speed optically induced intensity switching in BCRW twin-stripe lasers
Author(s): Xiangkun Zhang; Helmut Grothe
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Paper Abstract

A new type of GaAs/GaA1A5 bridge-contacted ridge-waveguide (BCRW)twin-stripe laser with two asymmetrical waveguide channels is reported for realizing high speed optically induced near-field intensity switching, which can be used for digital optical logic devices as optical inverters, (N)OR- or (N)AND-gates. Optimum performance is achieved for equal wavelengths of the injected optical input signal and the switching twin-stripe laser. The total response time for one switching cycle is 70 p5.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1280, High Speed Phenomena in Photonic Materials and Optical Bistability, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20669
Show Author Affiliations
Xiangkun Zhang, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Helmut Grothe, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1280:
High Speed Phenomena in Photonic Materials and Optical Bistability
Dieter Jaeger, Editor(s)

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