We demonstrate a vertical-cavity intensity modulator exploiting optical pumping of a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The device reflection is modulated by means of a control beam generated by a laser integrated within the modulator structure.
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M. D. Guina, A. Harkonen, L. Orsila, A. Vainionpaa, J. Lyytikainen, and O. Okhotnikov, "Vertical-Cavity Saturable Absorber Intensity Modulator," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper MF65.
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