Accession Number : ADP007394

Title :   Fast Optical Triggering and Wavelength Switching using a Distributed Bragg Reflector Laser with a Saturable Absorber,

Corporate Author : ALCATEL ALSTHOM RECHERCHE MARCOUSSIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : DeBouard, D. ; DaLoura, G. ; Chauzat, C. ; Jacquet, J. ; Benoit, J.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An integrated wavelength converter based on a DBR laser including a saturable absorber is presented. Optical triggering with nanosecond response time has been recorded with 100 uW optical control power. Also, 1 ns duration wavelength switching between two adjacent modes has been achieved.

Descriptors :   *FREQUENCY CONVERTERS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, CONTROL, CONVERTERS, LASERS, POWER, SWITCHING, TIME, FRANCE, LASER PUMPING, TRIGGER CIRCUITS, DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE