Ultrafast switching characteristics of a bistable surface-emitting multiple quantum well distributed Bragg reflector laser

Kojima, Keisuke; Kyuma, Kazuo; Noda, Susumu; Ohta, Jun; Hamanaka, Koichi
March 1988
Applied Physics Letters;3/21/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 12, p942
Academic Journal
We describe an ultrafast switching operation of a bistable surface-emitting distributed Bragg reflector laser. The rise time was as small as 12 ps and the fall time was 90 ps. Both are much smaller than those of conventional bistable laser diodes. Ths was realized by the effect of the multiple quantum well structure and a strong detuning.


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