An integrated wavelength converter based on a DBR laser including a saturable absorber is presented. Optical triggering with nanosecond response time has been recorded with 100 uW optical control power. Also, 1 ns duration wavelength switching between two adjacent modes has been achieved.
This article is from 'OSA Proceedings of the International Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching Held in Salt Lake City, Utah on 6-8 March 1991. Volume 8,' AD-A253 026, p133 thru p136.