Thermally stable optical bistability in an InGaAs/InGaAlAs etalon at 1.5 μm wavelength

D. T. Neilson, J. E. Ehrlich, A. C. Walker, A. J. Dann, M. A. Fisher, M. A. Salter, I. Reid

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Abstract

The letter reports the first demonstration of thermally stable, optical bistability in a passive InGaAs/InGaAlAs multiquantum well nonlinear Fabry-Perot etalon at the wavelength 1.5 µm. Critical switch powers of 1 mW were obtained, permitting operation with a CW diode laser source. Switch on/off times of 14 ns/40 ns were observed under slow ramping conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1374-1375
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume29
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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