Ultrafast modulation of semiconductor lasers through a terahertz field

C. Z. Ning, S. Hughes, D. S. Citrin

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Abstract

A mechanism for modulating and switching semiconductor lasers through a terahertz (THz) frequency electric fields is demonstrated. A sinusoidal THz driving fields (TDF) heat the electron-hole plasma in the lasers and consequently modifies the optical susceptibility. This allows the modulation of the output power of the semiconductor lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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