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Gigabit Pulse Position Bistability in Semiconductor Lasers

Gallagher, DFG and White, IH and Carroll, JE and Plumb, RG (1987) Gigabit Pulse Position Bistability in Semiconductor Lasers. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 5. pp. 1391-1398. ISSN 0733-8724

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Abstract

The paper briefly reviews the major forms of optical bistability in active optical devices compatible for use in gigabit optical communication systems, and reports an entirely new optical bistability for the first time. Unlike previous devices, the two bistable states of the optical device are each a series of picosecond optical pulses at 1 GHz or greater repetition rates, and are distinguished by a half period temporal shift between their temporal positions in relation to a clock pulse. The bistable device is based on a gain switched semiconductor laser. Theoretical studies suggest 100-ps switching speeds might be achieved, and experimental results are reported indicating optically triggered switching times of 500 ps. © 1987, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:03
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 01:51
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