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Monolithically integrated optoelectronic down-converter (MIOD)
Author(s): Efrim L. Portnoi; G. B. Venus; A. A. Khazan; Vera B. Gorfinkel; Guenter Kompa; Evgenii A. Avrutin; Iain G. Thayne; David A. Barrow; John H. Marsh
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic down-conversion of very high-frequency amplitude-modulated signals using a semiconductor laser simultaneously as a local oscillator and a mixer is proposed. Three possible constructions of a monolithically integrated down-converter are considered theoretically: a four-terminal semiconductor laser with dual pumping current/modal gain control, and both a passively mode-locked and a passively Q-switched semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with an electroabsorption or pumping current modulator. Experimental verification of the feasibility of the concept of down conversion in a laser diode is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211204
Show Author Affiliations
Efrim L. Portnoi, A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical (Russia)
G. B. Venus, A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)
A. A. Khazan, A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)
Vera B. Gorfinkel, Univ. of Kassel (Germany)
Guenter Kompa, Univ. of Kassel (Germany)
Evgenii A. Avrutin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Iain G. Thayne, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
David A. Barrow, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
John H. Marsh, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2426:
9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Yitzhak Wiessman; Natan Kopeika, Editor(s)

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