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Dynamical switching characteristics of a bistable injection laser

Lau, K. Y. and Harder, Ch. and Yariv, A. (1982) Dynamical switching characteristics of a bistable injection laser. Applied Physics Letters, 40 (3). pp. 198-200. ISSN 0003-6951. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LAUapl82a

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Abstract

The switching characteristics of a bistable injection laser with very large hysteresis is examined. Switch-on delays are shown to exhibit a "critical" part and a "noncritical" part, both of which can be reduced by increasing the overdrive current. It is possible to obtain fairly fast switching time (<20 ns) with a strong overdrive. Nominal delays of 100–200 ns result under moderate overdrives. These long time scales are due to long carrier lifetimes in the carrier-depleted absorption section, a property intrinsic to these bistable injection lasers.


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Additional Information:© 1982 American Institute of Physics. Received 21 September 1981; accepted for publication 16 November 1981. This research was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation under the Optical Communications Program.
Subject Keywords:SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; SWITCHING DIODES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; HYSTERESIS; DELAY CIRCUITS; LIFETIME; CHARGE CARRIERS; ABSORPTION; ELECTRICAL CURRENTS
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