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Title: Bistable laser device with multiple coupled active vertical-cavity resonators

Abstract

A new class of bistable coupled-resonator vertical-cavity semiconductor laser devices has been developed. These bistable laser devices can be switched, either electrically or optically, between lasing and non-lasing states. A switching signal with a power of a fraction of a milliwatt can change the laser output of such a device by a factor of a hundred, thereby enabling a range of optical switching and data encoding applications.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174458
Patent Number(s):
6,608,846
Application Number:
09/846,874
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Fischer, Arthur J., Choquette, Kent D., and Chow, Weng W. Bistable laser device with multiple coupled active vertical-cavity resonators. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Fischer, Arthur J., Choquette, Kent D., & Chow, Weng W. Bistable laser device with multiple coupled active vertical-cavity resonators. United States.
Fischer, Arthur J., Choquette, Kent D., and Chow, Weng W. Tue . "Bistable laser device with multiple coupled active vertical-cavity resonators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174458.
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author = {Fischer, Arthur J. and Choquette, Kent D. and Chow, Weng W.},
abstractNote = {A new class of bistable coupled-resonator vertical-cavity semiconductor laser devices has been developed. These bistable laser devices can be switched, either electrically or optically, between lasing and non-lasing states. A switching signal with a power of a fraction of a milliwatt can change the laser output of such a device by a factor of a hundred, thereby enabling a range of optical switching and data encoding applications.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {8}
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