All-optical directional switching in bistable semiconductor-ring lasers

Trita, A., Mezosi, G., Latorre-Vidal, M. J., Zanola, M., Strain, M. J., Bragheri, F., Sorel, M. and Giuliani, G. (2013) All-optical directional switching in bistable semiconductor-ring lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 49(10), pp. 877-885. (doi:10.1109/JQE.2013.2279510)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2013.2279510

Abstract

We investigate the operation of directionally bistable semiconductor-ring lasers as all-optical flip-flops. We demonstrate fast switching between the two lasing directions by injection of optical pulses acting as set and reset control signals with switching times as fast as 20 ps, delay times as short as 60 ps, and switching energy of 150 fJ.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mezosi, Mr Gabor and Sorel, Professor Marc and Zanola, Mr Marco and Strain, Dr Michael
Authors: Trita, A., Mezosi, G., Latorre-Vidal, M. J., Zanola, M., Strain, M. J., Bragheri, F., Sorel, M., and Giuliani, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:0018-9197
ISSN (Online):1558-1713

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