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ZnTe/CdZnTe MQWs optical bistable device on transmission at room temperature
Author(s): Hongyu Li; De Zen Shen; Jiying Zhang; Jiuling Lin; Mei Li; Baojun Yang; Xiwu Fan
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Paper Abstract

ZnTe/CdZnTe multiple quantum wells (MQWs) optical bistable device has been fabricated, and optical bistability in ZnTe/CdZnTe MQWs optical bistable device is investigated on transmission at room temperature. The research result indicates that the threshold and contrast ratio for the optical bistability in Zn-Te/CdZnTe MQWs optical bistable device are about 363 kW/cm2 and 4:1, respectively. On the basis of the excitonic nonlinear theories, excitonic absorption spectrum in the ZnTe/CdZnTe MQWs obtained here, we attribute the major nonlinear mechanism for the optical bistability to the saturating effect of excitonic absorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2896, Photorefractive Materials, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253242
Show Author Affiliations
Hongyu Li, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
De Zen Shen, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Jiying Zhang, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Jiuling Lin, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Mei Li, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Baojun Yang, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Xiwu Fan, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2896:
Photorefractive Materials
Ratnakar R. Neurgaonkar; Tsutomu Shimura; Peixian Ye, Editor(s)

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