Wavelength-tunable optical spectral bistability in a ring laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier

B. Wang, L. Xu, V. Baby, I. Glesk, P. Prucnal

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Abstract

Semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) was used to analyze wavelength-tunable optical spectral bistability in ring lasers. Switching of laser from one bistable state to another by using optical control methods was also demonstrated. The operation was observed by varying the bias current of SOA. Analysis suggested that tuning of polarizer and polarization controller in laser cavity helped in obtaining bistable operation at different wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-749
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event14th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2001Nov 15 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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