All-Optical Bistable Switching and Signal Regeneration in a Semiconductor Layered Distributed-Feedback/Fabry-Perot Structure

We report the experimental observation of optical bistable switching in a combined distributed-feedback/Fabry-Perot structure. The sample had a high switching contrast with almost zero reflectivity in the on-state. A turnoff time as short as 4 ns was measured. The threshold power for bistability was about 2 mW. Bistable switching with the memory effect and a potential application for all-optical signal regeneration were demonstrated.


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Applied Physics Letters, 63, 7, 866-868
Year:
1993
ISSN:
0003-6951
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Ecole polytech fed lausanne,ch-1015 lausanne,switzerland. bell no res ltd,ottawa,ontario,canada. He, j, tech univ nova scotia,dept elect engn,pob 1000,halifax b3j 2x4,ns,canada.
ISI Document Delivery No.: LT206
Times Cited: 26
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