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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1852–1854

Optical bistability in In P Ga In As P equilateral-triangle-resonator microlasers

Yong-Zhen Huang, Shi-Jiang Wang, Yue-De Yang, Jin-Long Xiao, Yong-Hong Hu, and Yun Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1852-1854 (2009)

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Optical bistability is reported in In P Ga In As P equilateral-triangle-resonator (ETR) microlasers, which are fabricated by planar technology. For a 30 μ m side ETR microlaser with a 2- μ m -wide output waveguide connected to one of the vertices of the ETR, hysteresis loops are observed for the output power versus the injection current from 215 to 235 K . The laser output spectra are measured in the upper and lower states of the hysteresis loop, which show strong mode competition among transverse modes. The hysteresis loops are demonstrated by two-mode rate equations with asymmetric cross gain saturation and different output efficiencies.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2009
Published: June 10, 2009

Yong-Zhen Huang, Shi-Jiang Wang, Yue-De Yang, Jin-Long Xiao, Yong-Hong Hu, and Yun Du, "Optical bistability in InP/GaInAsP equilateral-triangle-resonator microlasers," Opt. Lett. 34, 1852-1854 (2009)

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