TITLE

Subnanosecond switching of bistable tandem lasers by subpicojoule optical triggering

AUTHOR(S)
Öhlander, Ulf; Blixt, Peter; Sahlén, Olof
PUB. DATE
October 1988
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/3/1988, Vol. 53 Issue 14, p1227
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on the switching-on characteristics of a bistable two-section laser diode triggered by subnanosecond optical input pulses. Minimum switching energy as a function of current bias level was measured for different input pulse wavelengths. Subnanosecond and subpicojoule switching was obtained. Estimating the input coupling to be 10%, the lowest bistable switching energy recorded was 23 fJ. The fastest recorded rise time was less than 100 ps.
ACCESSION #
9828243

 

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