Optical bistability in monolithic two-sectioned InAs/InP quantum-dash laser

E. Alkhazraji, Mohd Sharizal Alias, M. Z.M. Khan

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Observation of optical bistability in a two-section InAs/InP quantum dash laser is reported. The hysteresis in the optical power-injection current (L-I) characteristics is found to vary with the absorber reverse bias condition. A reverse bias of −0.8 (0) V to the saturable absorber, a hysteresis of 32 (24) mW is measured when the injection current through the gain section is swept forward and backward. Moreover, the bistability is further affirmed through investigation of the lasing emission spectra at specific operating points.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
PublisherSCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789897583643
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals through IN161029 grant. M. Z. M. K gratefully acknowledges contributions from Prof. B. S. Ooi and Dr. T. K. Ng from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and Prof. P. Bhattacharya, and Dr. C-S. Lee from University of Michigan.


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