Mode switching in shear-strained and modulated photonic lattices by vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser arrays by means of injection locking

T. Fishman, A. Hardy, E. Kapon

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Abstract

Mode switching in shear-strained (i.e., laterally shifted) lattices of vertical cavity surface emitting laser arrays by means of injection locking is theoretically demonstrated. Switching between four- and six-lobed far-fields modes is examined near the critical value of lattice strain. Switching between localized modes of modulated lattices is also considered, and, as an example, mode switching of randomly disordered lattice is demonstrated. Both the shear-strained and the random disordered lattices are shown to be ideal candidates for all-optical switching devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-818
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume76
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Feb 2000

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