Two-electrode distributed feedback injection laser for single-mode stabilization and electro-optical switching

K. Y. Liou, C. A. Burrus, U. Koren, T. L. Koch

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By utilizing two electrodes on a conventional uniform-grating distributed feedback (DFB) injection laser, the usual two-mode DFB laser degeneracy has been removed to permit (1) single-frequency operation with 33-dB side-mode suppression and (2) current-controlled switching between the two modes, separated by a 10-25 Å stop band, in less than 1 ns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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