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Diode laser based optical logic devices
Author(s): M. Dagenais
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Paper Abstract

Dispersive optical bistability is reviewed with particular emphasis on trans- mission characteristics, time dependence, cascadability and fan-out capability of bistable diode laser amplifiers. Bistability in inhomogeneously excited diode lasers, gain quenching and polarization bistability are also discussed. Different applica- tions of bistable lasers are then reviewed, including all-optical regeneration, time- division switching, colored optical interconnects, optical crossbar switches and optical look-up tables.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1990
PDF: 29 pages
Proc. SPIE 10257, Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review, 1025708 (16 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2283572
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M. Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10257:
Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review
R. Athale, Editor(s)

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