Different forms of wavelength polarization switching and bistability in a 1.55 μm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser under orthogonally polarized optical injection

Antonio Hurtado, Ian D. Henning, Michael J. Adams

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Abstract

Different forms of wavelength polarization switching and bistability are reported in a 1550 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) operated just above threshold and subject to orthogonally polarized optical injection into the subsidiary orthogonal polarization mode. This diversity of behavior at the wave-length of 1550 nm offers promise for the use of VCSELs in optical signal processing and optical switching applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009

Keywords

  • wavelength polarization
  • orthogonally polarized optical injection
  • bistability
  • optical switching

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