Optical Nanosecond Switching Based on Mode-Hopping Phenomenon of Semiconductor Laser

Hirokazu NAKAYAMA  Wakao SASAKI  Tatehisa OHTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E70   No.11   pp.1070-1072
Publication Date: 1987/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue: Papers from 1987 National Conference on Semicondutor Devices and Materials IEICE)
Category: Quantum Electronics

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This letter reports the 4.3 ns (230 MHz) optoelectronic switching utilizing the mode-hopping phenomenon in a semiconductor laser. The speed is not limited by the phenomenon itself but the driving capabilities. Some influences of a.c. modulation on mode-hopping are also measured.