Modeling Reflective Bistability in Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Hurtado Villavieja, Antonio and González Marcos, Ana and Martín Pereda, José Antonio (2005). Modeling Reflective Bistability in Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers. "IEEE journal of quantum electronics", v. 41 (n. 3); pp. 376-383. ISSN 0018-9197. https://doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2004.841500.

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Title: Modeling Reflective Bistability in Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
Author/s:
  • Hurtado Villavieja, Antonio
  • González Marcos, Ana
  • Martín Pereda, José Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE journal of quantum electronics
Date: March 2005
ISSN: 0018-9197
Volume: 41
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Optical bistability (OB), optical logic, verticalcavity semiconductor optical amplifier (VCSOA)
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The characteristics of optical bistability in a vertical- cavity semiconductor optical amplifier (VCSOA) operated in reflection are reported. The dependences of the optical bistability in VCSOAs on the initial phase detuning and on the applied bias current are analyzed. The optical bistability is also studied for different numbers of superimposed periods in the top distributed bragg reflector (DBR) that conform the internal cavity of the device. The appearance of the X-bistable and the clockwise bistable loops is predicted theoretically in a VCSOA operated in reflection for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. Moreover, it is also predicted that the control of the VCSOA’s top reflectivity by the addition of new superimposed periods in its top DBR reduces by one order of magnitude the input power needed for the assessment of the X- and the clockwise bistable loop, compared to that required in in-plane semiconductor optical amplifiers. These results, added to the ease of fabricating two-dimensional arrays of this kind of device could be useful for the development of new optical logic or optical signal regeneration devices.

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Item ID: 21326
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21326/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21326
DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2004.841500
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1397884
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Telecomunicación
Deposited on: 14 Oct 2013 06:31
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:37
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