Whole-sample and localized induced-absorption optical bistability in GaAlAs waveguides

J. S. Aitchison, J. D. Valera, A. C. Walker, S. Ritchie, P. M. Rodgers, P. McIlroy, G. I. Stegeman

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Induced-absorption optical bistability has been studied in GaAlAs heterostructure rib and slab waveguides. Both whole-sample and localized switching have been observed within the same device. The localized switch, which occurs on the time scale of a few microseconds and at an input power of 10-20 mW, has been induced using a laser-diode source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume51
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Aitchison, J. S., Valera, J. D., Walker, A. C., Ritchie, S., Rodgers, P. M., McIlroy, P., & Stegeman, G. I. (1987). Whole-sample and localized induced-absorption optical bistability in GaAlAs waveguides. Applied Physics Letters, 51(8), 561-563. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.98347
Aitchison, J. S. ; Valera, J. D. ; Walker, A. C. ; Ritchie, S. ; Rodgers, P. M. ; McIlroy, P. ; Stegeman, G. I. / Whole-sample and localized induced-absorption optical bistability in GaAlAs waveguides. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1987 ; Vol. 51, No. 8. pp. 561-563.
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In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 51, No. 8, 1987, p. 561-563.

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Aitchison JS, Valera JD, Walker AC, Ritchie S, Rodgers PM, McIlroy P et al. Whole-sample and localized induced-absorption optical bistability in GaAlAs waveguides. Applied Physics Letters. 1987;51(8):561-563. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.98347