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Authors: K. Huybrechts
Title: A single laser diode for all-optical flip-flop operation
Format: National Conference Poster
Publication date: 12/2007
Journal/Conference/Book: FIrW PhD symposium
Volume(Issue): 35
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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We demonstrate the use of a single laser diode as an optical memory element. When continuous wave light is injected in a distributed feedback laser, we can observe a bistability in the lasing power. This bistability can be used for all-optical flip-flop operation.

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