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Monolithic integration of normally-on and normally-off asymmetric Fabry-Perot modulators by selective antireflection coating
Author(s): Keith W. Goossen; John E. Cunningham; William Jan
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Paper Abstract

We present asymmetric Fabry-Perot quantum well modulators which are overbalanced, so that at zero bias at the exciton wavelength reflectivity is high. As bias is applied and the quantum well absorption decreases the optical cavity balances, nulling reflection. By partially anti- reflection coating, at zero bias the optical cavity is balanced, so that the reflectivity is near zero, and increases with bias. Therefore we can integrate normally-on and normally-off high- contrast modulators by selective AR coating. With 10 volts bias, we obtain 11:1 contrast ratio for the normally-on devices and 8:1 for the normally-off devices. Possible applications include complementary output of optical logic gates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147907
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Keith W. Goossen, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
John E. Cunningham, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
William Jan, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1807:
Photonic Switching

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