Abstract

The dynamical properties of dispersive optical bistability in a semiconductor laser biased from below to above threshold are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The optical bistability switch-off time is found to decrease continuously from below to above threshold. A fast switch-off in less than 100 ps has been observed when the laser operates in the injection-locked condition.

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1993

R. Hui, S. Benedetto, I. Montrosset, Opt. Lett. 18, 287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kawaguchi, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J 140, 3 (1993).

1991

R. Hui, A. D’Ottavi, A. Mecozzi, P. Spano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1688 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1987

W. F. Sharfin, M. Dagenais, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985

A. J. Adams, H. J. Westlake, M. J. Mahony, I. D. Henning, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1498 (1985).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Adams, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J 132, 343 (1985).

H. Kawaguchi, K. Inoue, T. Matsuoka, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1314 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1983

K. Otsuka, H. Iwamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1184 (1983).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, S. Kobayashi, Electron. Lett. 19, 262 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982

R. Lang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 976 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Adams, A. J.

A. J. Adams, H. J. Westlake, M. J. Mahony, I. D. Henning, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1498 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Adams, M. J.

M. J. Adams, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J 132, 343 (1985).

Benedetto, S.

D’Ottavi, A.

R. Hui, A. D’Ottavi, A. Mecozzi, P. Spano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1688 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Dagenais, M.

W. F. Sharfin, M. Dagenais, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Henning, I. D.

A. J. Adams, H. J. Westlake, M. J. Mahony, I. D. Henning, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1498 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Hui, R.

R. Hui, S. Benedetto, I. Montrosset, Opt. Lett. 18, 287 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Hui, A. D’Ottavi, A. Mecozzi, P. Spano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1688 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, K.

H. Kawaguchi, K. Inoue, T. Matsuoka, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1314 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Iwamura, H.

K. Otsuka, H. Iwamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1184 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kawaguchi, H.

H. Kawaguchi, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J 140, 3 (1993).

H. Kawaguchi, K. Inoue, T. Matsuoka, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1314 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, S.

K. Otsuka, S. Kobayashi, Electron. Lett. 19, 262 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Lang, R.

R. Lang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 976 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Mahony, M. J.

A. J. Adams, H. J. Westlake, M. J. Mahony, I. D. Henning, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1498 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Matsuoka, T.

H. Kawaguchi, K. Inoue, T. Matsuoka, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1314 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Mecozzi, A.

R. Hui, A. D’Ottavi, A. Mecozzi, P. Spano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1688 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Montrosset, I.

Otsuka, K.

H. Kawaguchi, K. Inoue, T. Matsuoka, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1314 (1985).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, H. Iwamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1184 (1983).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, S. Kobayashi, Electron. Lett. 19, 262 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Sharfin, W. F.

W. F. Sharfin, M. Dagenais, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Spano, P.

R. Hui, A. D’Ottavi, A. Mecozzi, P. Spano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1688 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Westlake, H. J.

A. J. Adams, H. J. Westlake, M. J. Mahony, I. D. Henning, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1498 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

K. Otsuka, S. Kobayashi, Electron. Lett. 19, 262 (1983).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. J. Adams, H. J. Westlake, M. J. Mahony, I. D. Henning, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1498 (1985).
[CrossRef]

H. Kawaguchi, K. Inoue, T. Matsuoka, K. Otsuka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 1314 (1985).
[CrossRef]

R. Hui, A. D’Ottavi, A. Mecozzi, P. Spano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1688 (1991).
[CrossRef]

W. F. Sharfin, M. Dagenais, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. Lang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 976 (1982).
[CrossRef]

K. Otsuka, H. Iwamura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1184 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J

M. J. Adams, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J 132, 343 (1985).

H. Kawaguchi, Proc. Inst. Electr. Eng. Part J 140, 3 (1993).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. LD’s, laser diodes; BS’s, beam splitters; FP, Fabry–Perot.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured OB switch-off waveform with LD2 biased at (a) 0.99 and (b) 2.75 times the threshold current.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured (circles) and calculated (sold curve) OB switch-off times.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Calculated relative carrier population variation with the laser diode biased at I = 0.95Ith (dashed curve) and I = 2.7Ith (solid curve).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output optical power at the signal wavelength (solid curve) and the stimulated emission of the slave laser (dashed curve). The slave laser is biased at I = 2Ith.

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d E d t = 1 2 [ Γ G ( N , P ) 1 / τ p ] E + i Δ Ω E + 1 τ i E ext ,
d P s d t = [ Γ G ( N , P ) 1 / τ p ] P s + R sp ,
d N d t = I / q R ( N ) G ( N , P ) P .

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