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6 June 1995 Monolithically integrated optoelectronic down-converter (MIOD)
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Proceedings Volume 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211204
Event: Optical Engineering in Israel: 9th Meeting, 1994, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Abstract
Optoelectronic down-conversion of very high-frequency amplitude-modulated signals using a semiconductor laser simultaneously as a local oscillator and a mixer is proposed. Three possible constructions of a monolithically integrated down-converter are considered theoretically: a four-terminal semiconductor laser with dual pumping current/modal gain control, and both a passively mode-locked and a passively Q-switched semiconductor laser monolithically integrated with an electroabsorption or pumping current modulator. Experimental verification of the feasibility of the concept of down conversion in a laser diode is presented.
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Efrim L. Portnoi, G. B. Venus, A. A. Khazan, Vera B. Gorfinkel, Guenter Kompa, Evgenii A. Avrutin, Iain G. Thayne, David A. Barrow, and John H. Marsh "Monolithically integrated optoelectronic down-converter (MIOD)", Proc. SPIE 2426, 9th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (6 June 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.211204
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