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
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE