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Bursts of high-frequency oscillations induced by picosecond optical pulses in GaAs/AlAs superlattices
Author(s): H. Le Person; Christophe Minot; Jean Francois Palmier; J. C. Esnault; Veronique Thierry-Mieg
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Paper Abstract

Negative differential velocity in nonintentionally doped GaAs/A1As superlattices has been evidenced by an optoelectronic picosecond time-of-flight experiment in the temperature range from 10 K up to 300 K. In the same structures bursts of high frequency oscillations up to 61 GHz are optically induced in the same temperature range. Experimental records are correctly reproduced by numerical simulations in the classical drift- diffusion approximation. A particular design of the superlattice structure gives high yield of mm-wave/optical excitation conversion.

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Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2149, Technologies for Optical Fiber Communications, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175261
Show Author Affiliations
H. Le Person, France Telecom CNET (France)
Christophe Minot, France Telecom CNET (France)
Jean Francois Palmier, France Telecom CNET (France)
J. C. Esnault, France Telecom CNET (France)
Veronique Thierry-Mieg, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2149:
Technologies for Optical Fiber Communications
Gail J. Brown; Susan R. Sloan; Kenneth D. Pedrotti; Didier J. Decoster; Didier J. Decoster; Joanne S. LaCourse; Yoon-Soo Park; Kenneth D. Pedrotti; Susan R. Sloan, Editor(s)

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