Undershooting and Set-Reset Operation in Bistable Laser Diodes with Inhomogeneous Excitation

Masakatsu Okada, Kuniharu Takizawa, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Hideo Fujikake

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The effect of undershoot switching, downward switching from the upper to the lower state by undershooting caused by the rapid diminishing of the applied optical pulse, is analyzed for bistable laser diodes with inhomogeneous current injection. The height and width of the optical input pulse superposed on the optical bias are shown to play an important role in undershoot switching as well as the level of the optical bias. It is also shown that set-reset and the generation of the optical monostable pulse may be done by using undershoot switching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)850-857
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1990 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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