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Novel multiple quantum well modulators for optical interconnects
Author(s): Mark F. Krol; Raymond K. Boncek; Michael J. Hayduk; Sergey Yu. Ten; Tomoko Ohtsuki; Brian P. McGinnis; Galina Khitrova; Hyatt M. Gibbs; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

Novel multiple quantum well (MQW) optical modulators for use in time-division optical fiber interconnects are presented. A bit-error-rate analysis of a time-division receiver indicates high contrast ratio optical gates are required for high-speed interconnect applications. A high contrast MQW gate, consisting of a nonlinear asymmetric reflection modulator, suitable for use in optical time-division systems is presented which utilizes the GaAlInAs alloy lattice- matched to InP. This system is ideal for optical interconnect applications since MQW materials and devices are easily designed for operation in the optical fiber transmission windows of 1.3 and 1.5 micrometers . Utilizing asymmetric double quantum wells (ADQWs) as the nonlinear spacer for the asymmetric reflection modulator also is discussed. The recovery time of ADQWs can be tailored for interconnect applications by choosing the optimum width of the tunnel barrier. Electro-optic modulators which utilize real space transfer of electrons in ADQWs also are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2449, Fiber Optic Network Components, (22 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201992
Show Author Affiliations
Mark F. Krol, Rome Lab. (United States)
Raymond K. Boncek, Rome Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Hayduk, Rome Lab. (United States)
Sergey Yu. Ten, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tomoko Ohtsuki, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Brian P. McGinnis, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Galina Khitrova, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Hyatt M. Gibbs, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2449:
Fiber Optic Network Components
S. Iraj Najafi; Henri Porte, Editor(s)

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