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Volume 8 (1998), Issue 1-4, Pages 283-287

Simulation of Bistable Laser Diodes with lnhomogeneous Excitation

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, MA, USA

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A comprehensive time-dependent 1-D computer model is developed for the simulation of multi-section bistable laser diodes. Analysis of a Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity laser diode indicates that the height and shape of the optical input pulse as well as the wavelength play important roles in the set/reset operation of optical switching.