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Diode laser logic for use as smart pixels for optical signal processing
Author(s): Michael A. Parker; Paul D. Swanson; James S. Kimmet; Stuart I. Libby
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Paper Abstract

Diode Laser Logic is a complete, new logic family comprised of Q- switched lasers and photodetectors. The lasers and detectors are monolithically integrated on multiple quantum well laser heterostructure with semi-insulating substrates. Preliminary results indicate an ON/OFF contrast ratio better than 500:1 and a gain in excess of 20. As a result, the devices can be cascaded to form more complex optical circuits. In addition to introducing the Diode Laser Logic family, a basic model is presented and the fabrication process is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2155, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas IV, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177392
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Michael A. Parker, Rome Lab. (United States)
Paul D. Swanson, Rome Lab. (United States)
James S. Kimmet, Rome Lab. (United States)
Stuart I. Libby, Rome Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2155:
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas IV
Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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