Abstract

A simple analysis is presented of twin-stripe semiconductor Y-junction laser amplifier switches that operate through simultaneous changes in gain and refractive index due to free carrier injection. This shows that (in contrast to four-port directional coupler devices based on the same mechanism) good cross-talk performance may be obtained for a wide range of operating conditions.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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