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Bistable laser diode with a multiple-divided contact stripe
Author(s): Vítězslav Jeřábek; Ivan Hüttel; Václav Prajzler; Zdeněk Burian
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Paper Abstract

We report about theoretical results and experiments, which led to the demonstration of optical bistability on the specially modified laser diode (LD) created on the double heterostructure Ga1-xAl/GaAs with saturable absorbtion section. To prove the bistability, the time method for bistability impulse verification (BIV) by bistable laser diode samples of realized BLD were determined. Also the mathematic model of the W-A characteristic was derived, used for the simulation of the characteristic for the realized BLD. Element values of the electrical equivalent circuit of the BLD for small hanges of signal were calculated for selected operating points of the simulated W-A characteristics. The dependency of bistability on the temperature is monitored by measuring the BLD W-A characteristic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6180, Photonics, Devices, and Systems III, 61800F (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675883
Show Author Affiliations
Vítězslav Jeřábek, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Ivan Hüttel, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
Václav Prajzler, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Zdeněk Burian, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6180:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems III
Pavel Tománek; Miroslav Hrabovský; Miroslav Miler; Dagmar Senderákova, Editor(s)

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