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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1584–1588

All-optical transistor operation based on the bistability principle in nonlinear distributed feedback GaInAsP - InP waveguide: a transient perspective

Yosia, Yoichi Akano, Kazuhiko Tamura, Tetsuya Mizumoto, and Shum Ping  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 1584-1588 (2007)

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We demonstrated all-optical transistor operation based on the bistability principle in nonlinear distributed feedback GaInAsP InP waveguide. By increasing the pump power above a certain limit, the probe transmission that operates in the bistable regime can turn from switching to transistor mode. The unstable state is shown to play a crucial role in distinguishing the probe transmission artifacts between switching and transistor mode.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2007
Published: June 15, 2007

Yosia, Yoichi Akano, Kazuhiko Tamura, Tetsuya Mizumoto, and Shum Ping, "All-optical transistor operation based on the bistability principle in nonlinear distributed feedback GaInAsP-InP waveguide: a transient perspective," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1584-1588 (2007)

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