Wavelength polarization switching and bistability in a 1550-nm VCSEL subject to polarized optical injection

Antonio Hurtado, Ian D. Henning, Michael J. Adams

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Different forms of wavelength polarization switching and bistability are experimentally reported for a 1550-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) subject to optical injection with different input polarization angles to that of the solitary VCSEL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1084-1086
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • optical bistability
  • polarization switching (PS)
  • polarized optical injection
  • vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs)

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