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State selection of a bistable SOA ring laser for bit level optical memory applications

Wang, Bing C. and Xu, Lei and Baby, Varghese and Glesk, Ivan (2002) State selection of a bistable SOA ring laser for bit level optical memory applications. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 14 (7). pp. 989-991. ISSN 1041-1135

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In this letter, we demonstrate the selection between two bistable states of a semiconductor fiber ring laser, using bits from a timeslot channel switched out using a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer. By changing the selected timeslot channel, we were able to change the semiconductor fiber ring laser from a state with a two-peak output at 1570.6 and 1579 nm to a state with one-peak output at 1570.6 nm. This structure has potential application to optical memories.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37225
Keywords: fibre lasers , optical bistability, optical storage, optical switches, ring lasers , semiconductor optical amplifiers, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 13:29
Last modified: 05 Jan 2016 12:14
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