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Authors: K. Huybrechts, W. D, G. Morthier, R. Baets
Title: Proposal for an all-optical flip-flop using a single distributed feedback laser diode
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 1/2008
Journal/Conference/Book: Photonics Technology Letters
Volume(Issue): 20(1) p.18 - 20
Internal Reference: [N-686]
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Abstract

We introduce a new concept for an all-optical flip-flop based on a single distributed feedback laser. The injection of external light into the laser results in a non-uniform carrier distribution. We will show numerically that this non-linear effect of the carriers gives rise to a bistability that can be exploited for fast flip-flop operation.

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