Wavelength-tunable optical spectral bistability in a ring laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier

B. Wang, V. Baby, I. Glesk, P. Prucnal

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Abstract

Semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) was used to analyze wavelength-tunable optical spectral bistability in ring lasers. Switching of laser from one bistable state to another by using optical control methods was also demonstrated. The operation was observed by varying the bias current of SOA. Analysis suggested that tuning of polarizer and polarization controller in laser cavity helped in obtaining bistable operation at different wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-749
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Event14th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers-and-Electro-Optics-Society - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 200115 Nov 2001

Keywords

  • wavelength-tunable
  • optical
  • spectral
  • bistability
  • ring laser
  • semiconductor optical amplifier

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