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Femtosecond nonlinear optics of semiconductor quantum wells
Author(s): N. Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

Ultrafast optical nonlinearities of semiconductor quantum wells and their application to high-speed switching is discussed. Both GaAs-A1GaAs type-I and GaAs-AlAs type-II quantum wells are considered. Optical Stark effect in these quantum wells and its use for fast photonic switching are covered. Application of optical Stark effect in demonstrating subpicosecond switching in a MQW directional coupler is discussed.

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
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Proc. SPIE 1599, Recent Advances in the Uses of Light in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2322280
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N. Peyghambarian, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1599:
Recent Advances in the Uses of Light in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine

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