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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Atlanta, Georgia United States
March 23, 2003
ISBN: 1-55752-731-8
Poster Session (MF)

Vertical-Cavity Saturable Absorber Intensity Modulator

Mircea D. Guina, Antti Harkonen, Lasse Orsila, Anne Vainionpaa, Jarry Lyytikainen, and Oleg Okhotnikov

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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.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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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