Accession Number : ADA319374
Title : Integrated, Bistable Gain-Quenched Vertical Cavity/In-Plane Lasers for Smart Pixel Switching, Free-Space Interconnects, and Optical Memory Applications.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 95-May 96,
Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY
Personal Author(s) : Shire, D. B. ; Tang, C. L.
PDF Url : ADA319374
Report Date : OCT 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : New experimental results demonstrate optical bistability and two-input NOR gate operation in intracavity-coupled in-plane and vertical cavity lasers (VCSELs) fabricated from the same epitaxial material. Hysteresis is present in the VCSEL Output power vs. in-plane laser input power characteristics, and an optical memory effect is observed in the combined device. Also reported is the experimental demonstration of monolithic All-optical 1:N routing switches using CW gain-quenched, intracavity-coupled in-plane and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) at the switching elements.
Descriptors : *LASER CAVITIES, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *QUENCHING, *GAIN, *SWITCHING, *BISTABLE DEVICES, OUTPUT, MATERIALS, EPITAXIAL GROWTH, MEMORY DEVICES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, ROUTING, POWER, OPTICAL STORAGE, HYSTERESIS, SWITCHES, NOR GATES.
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE