Bistable output from a coupled-resonator vertical-cavity laser diode

Fischer, A. J.; Fisher, A.J.; Choquette, K. D.; Choquette, K.D.; Chow, W. W.; Chow, W.W.; Allerman, A. A.; Allerman, A.A.; Geib, K. M.; Gelb, K.M.
November 2000
Applied Physics Letters;11/20/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 21
Academic Journal
We report a monolithic coupled-resonator vertical-cavity laser with an ion-implanted top cavity and a selectively oxidized bottom cavity which exhibits bistable behavior in the light output versus injection current. Large bistability regions over current ranges as wide as 18 mA have been observed with on/off contrast ratios of greater than 20 dB. The position and width of the bistability region can be varied by changing the bias to the top cavity. Switching between on and off states can be accomplished with changes as small as 250 μW to the electrical power applied to the top cavity. The bistable behavior is the response of the nonlinear susceptibility in the top cavity to the changes in the bottom intracavity laser intensity as the bottom cavity reaches the thermal rollover point. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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