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VCSEL-based slow light photonics: switching, modulation, amplification, and beam steering
Author(s): Fumio Koyama
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Paper Abstract

We are able to manage large waveguide dispersion and slow light in Bragg reflector waveguides where light is confined with OMNI mirrors. We proposed and demonstrated slow light modulators, slow light detectors, optical gates and slow light switches with a Bragg reflector waveguide, which gives us size reduction using a slow light effect. Our VCSEL-based structure with slowing light gives us various unique features such as polarization independence, low power consumption, the integration capability with VCSELs and so on. In this paper, we will review our recent research activities on VCSEL-based slow light devices, including miniature optical switches, modulators, amplifiers and beam scanners.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8276, Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVI, 827606 (7 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910274
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Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8276:
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers XVI
Chun Lei; Kent D. Choquette, Editor(s)

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