All-optical directional switching in bistable semiconductor-ring lasers

Andrea Trita, Gabor Mezosi, Maria Jose Latorre-Vidal, Marco Zanola, Michael Strain, Francesca Bragheri, Marc Sorel, Guido Giuliani

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Abstract

We investigate the operation of directionally bistable semiconductor-ring lasers as all-optical flip-flops. We demonstrate fast switching between the two lasing directions by injection of optical pulses acting as set and reset control signals with switching times as fast as 20 ps, delay times as short as 60 ps, and switching energy of 150 fJ.
LanguageEnglish
Pages877-885
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume49
Issue number10
Early online date23 Aug 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013

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Ring lasers
ring lasers
semiconductor lasers
Semiconductor materials
flip-flops
Flip flop circuits
lasing
Laser pulses
Time delay
time lag
injection
pulses
energy

Keywords

  • optical bistability
  • integrated optics
  • optical signal processing
  • semiconductor lasers
  • optical pulses
  • cavity resonators

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Trita, A., Mezosi, G., Latorre-Vidal, M. J., Zanola, M., Strain, M., Bragheri, F., ... Giuliani, G. (2013). All-optical directional switching in bistable semiconductor-ring lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 49(10), 877-885. https://doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2013.2279510
Trita, Andrea ; Mezosi, Gabor ; Latorre-Vidal, Maria Jose ; Zanola, Marco ; Strain, Michael ; Bragheri, Francesca ; Sorel, Marc ; Giuliani, Guido. / All-optical directional switching in bistable semiconductor-ring lasers. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2013 ; Vol. 49, No. 10. pp. 877-885.
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All-optical directional switching in bistable semiconductor-ring lasers. / Trita, Andrea; Mezosi, Gabor; Latorre-Vidal, Maria Jose ; Zanola, Marco; Strain, Michael; Bragheri, Francesca; Sorel, Marc; Giuliani, Guido.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 49, No. 10, 30.09.2013, p. 877-885.

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