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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4607–4610

All-optical switching with a dual-state, single-section quantum dot laser via optical injection

Boguslaw Tykalewicz, David Goulding, Stephen P. Hegarty, Guillaume Huyet, Diarmuid Byrne, Richard Phelan, and Bryan Kelleher  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4607-4610 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004607


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Abstract

An all-optical switching mechanism via optical injection of an InAs/GaAs quantum dot laser is presented. Relative state suppression in excess of 40 dB is achieved, and experimental switching times of the order of a few hundred picoseconds are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3520) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, injection-locked
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching
(250.3750) Optoelectronics : Optical logic devices
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: May 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2014
Published: July 31, 2014

Citation
Boguslaw Tykalewicz, David Goulding, Stephen P. Hegarty, Guillaume Huyet, Diarmuid Byrne, Richard Phelan, and Bryan Kelleher, "All-optical switching with a dual-state, single-section quantum dot laser via optical injection," Opt. Lett. 39, 4607-4610 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4607

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