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Thermally Stable Operation of a Bistable Fabry-Perot Etalon with a Bulk Gaas Spacer

We report thermally stable latched operation of a nonlinear Fabry-Perot device without heat sinking other than through the 0.5-mm GaAs substrate. The device has a 2-μm GaAs spacer and integrated dielectric mirrors with reflectivities of 91% and 99%. Operated in reflection at a wavelength of 886 nm, thresholds as low as 1 mW, and contrast ratios of 10:1 have been observed. Measurements of the threshold dependence on the size of the excited spot give evidence for carrier diffusion and light-diffraction effects.

    Keywords: OPTICAL BISTABILITY ; NONLINEARITIES

    Note:

    Fed inst technol,inst micro & optoelectr,ch-1015 lausanne,switzerland. Acklin, b, univ neuchatel,inst microtechnol,ch-2000 neuchatel,switzerland.

    ISI Document Delivery No.: HZ537

    Times Cited: 12

    Cited Reference Count: 10

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