Proposal for an All-Optical Flip-Flop Using a Single Distributed Feedback Laser Diode

@article{Huybrechts2008ProposalFA,
  title={Proposal for an All-Optical Flip-Flop Using a Single Distributed Feedback Laser Diode},
  author={Koen Huybrechts and Willem D'Oosterlinck and Geert Morthier and Roel G. Baets},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={18-20}
}
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 nonuniform carrier distribution. We will show numerically that this nonlinear effect of the carriers gives rise to a bistability that can be exploited for fast flip-flop operation. 

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