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Bistable injection lasers

Harder, Ch. and Lau, K. Y. and Yariv, A. (1984) Bistable injection lasers. In: Optical Bistability 2. Springer US , Boston, MA, pp. 311-316. ISBN 9781468447200.

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Semiconductor lasers with inhomogeneous current injection have been proposed nearly twenty years ago [1] as highly compact and efficient bistable devices. Recently, we demonstrated that a semiconductor laser with a segmented contact, as shown in Fig. 1, displays bistability without pulsations. The key to the proper design of such a bistable laser is the electrical isolation between the two segments which requires that the parasitic resistance (R_p in Fig. 2) between the two contacts be as large as possible. This can be achieved by doping the top cladding layer only slightly p-type.

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Additional Information:© Plenum Press, New York 1984. This research was supported by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation under the Optical Communication Program and by the Army Research Office.
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Subject Keywords:Semiconductor Laser, Current Voltage Characteristic, Saturable Absorber, Negative Differential Resistance, Pump Current
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