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Quantum-well electrorefraction and optical waveguide device applications
Author(s): Jane E. Zucker
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate waveguide devices for optical fiber communications that employ unique semiconductor quantum well electrorefractive phenomena. Field- and carrier-induced effects are applied to electro-optic directional coupler switches and interferometric intensity modulators that are considerably more compact than bulk semiconductor waveguide devices. These quantum well waveguide components are -' 500 microns long, suitable for monolithic integration with semiconductor laser diodes, and limited in speed only by RC parasitics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1283, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics III, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20734
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Jane E. Zucker, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1283:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics III
Gottfried H. Doehler; Emil S. Koteles; Joel N. Schulman, Editor(s)

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