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Quantum dot glass integrated optical devices
Author(s): N. Peyghambarian; H. Tajalli; Ewan M. Wright; Stephan W. Koch; S. Iraj Najafi; Daniele Hulin; John D. Mackenzie
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor quantum dots are being investigated as a new material system for a variety of optoelectronic applications. We will discuss applications of quantum dots for optical switching in waveguide structures, optical data storage, and potential light sources. We emphasize why quantum dots with discrete spectra are expected to be superior in many applications compared with other systems, such as bulk and quantum wells with continuum spectra. We also report on our fabrication of cadmium sulfide quantum dot sol-gel glass channel waveguides using the potassium ion-exchange technique. The waveguides were optically characterized and cross-correlation measurements showed significant pulse shaping, both spectrally and temporally, after femtosecond laser pulses were propagated through the waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1994
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 102750E (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179755
Show Author Affiliations
N. Peyghambarian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
H. Tajalli, Univ. of Tabriz (Iran)
Ewan M. Wright, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Stephan W. Koch, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (Germany)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Daniele Hulin, ENSTA (France)
John D. Mackenzie, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10275:
Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review
S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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