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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20545–20550

A semiconductor laser with monolithically integrated dynamic polarization control

B. M. Holmes, M. A. Naeem, D. C. Hutchings, J. H. Marsh, and A. E. Kelly  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20545-20550 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.020545


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of a semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with an active polarization controller, which consists of a polarization mode converter followed by an active, differential phase shifter. High speed modulation of the device output polarization is demonstrated via current injection to the phase shifter section.

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OCIS Codes
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2012
Published: August 22, 2012

Citation
B. M. Holmes, M. A. Naeem, D. C. Hutchings, J. H. Marsh, and A. E. Kelly, "A semiconductor laser with monolithically integrated dynamic polarization control," Opt. Express 20, 20545-20550 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-18-20545


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