Bistability in two-mode semiconductor lasers via gain saturation

Tang, C. L.; Schremer, A.; Fujita, T.
November 1987
Applied Physics Letters;11/2/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 18, p1392
Academic Journal
The conditions required to achieve bistability in two-mode semiconductor lasers via the nonlinearity associated with gain saturation are discussed. The laser can be switched between the bistable states through coherent or incoherent optical control. Wavelength bistability in such a laser is demonstrated experimentally.


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