J. Phys. III France
Volume 4, Numéro 12, December 1994
Page(s) 2371 - 2378
DOI: 10.1051/jp3:1994283
J. Phys. III France 4 (1994) 2371-2378

Novel application of optically pumped vertical cavity surface emitting lasers : fast amplifying optical switch

R. Raj

Centre National d'Etudes des Télécommunications, Paris B, Laboratoire de Bagneux, B.P. 107, 92225 Bagneux, France

(Received 4 March 1994, accepted 30 June 1994)

An amplification of 30 dB of an external beam by a photopumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser structure is obtained. The temporal response of 20 ps points to the use of the structure as a fast amplifying switch, capable of attaining several GHz frequency.

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