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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4200–4202

Switching time in optically bistable injection-locked semiconductor lasers

Dejan M. Gvozdić, Marko M. Krstić, and Jasna V. Crnjanski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4200-4202 (2011)

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Switching between states in a dispersive bistable injection-locked slave laser has been theoretically investigated. We show that the switching can be achieved by relatively small and short ( 10 50 ps ) variation of the master laser injection power or frequency, which, besides the variation of the slave laser optical power, leads to significant variation of its photon phase ( 5 π / 6 ). By using an analytical model, we calculate the switching time dependence on the magnitude of the injection power and the frequency detuning variation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2011
Published: October 25, 2011

Dejan M. Gvozdić, Marko M. Krstić, and Jasna V. Crnjanski, "Switching time in optically bistable injection-locked semiconductor lasers," Opt. Lett. 36, 4200-4202 (2011)

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