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Power and wavelength polarization bistability with very wide hysteresis cycles in a 1550nmVCSEL subject to orthogonal optical injection

Hurtado, A and Quirce, A and Valle, A and Pesquera, L and Adams, MJ (2009) 'Power and wavelength polarization bistability with very wide hysteresis cycles in a 1550nmVCSEL subject to orthogonal optical injection.' Optics Express, 17 (26). 23637 - 23642. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

We have measured optical power and wavelength polarization bistability in a 1550nm-Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) subject to orthogonally-polarized optical injection into the orthogonal polarization of the fundamental transverse mode. Optical bistability with very wide hysteresis cycles, up to four times wider than previously reported results has been measured for both the optical power and wavelength domain. We also report the experimental observation of three different shapes of polarization bistability, anticlockwise, clockwise and X-Shape bistability, all of them with wide hysteresis cycles. This rich variety of behaviour at the important wavelength of 1550 nm offers promise for the use of VCSELs for all-optical signal processing and optical switching/routing applications. ©2009 Optical Society of America.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 16:17
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:23
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2200

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