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Polarization insensitivity of AlGaAs/GaAs interdiffused quantum wells
Author(s): Wallace C. H. Choy; E. Herbert Li; Bernard L. Weiss
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Paper Abstract

Modeling is used to show that interdiffusion can generate a polarization independent parabolic-like quantum well. Criteria to achieve the parabolic-like quantum wells by interdiffusion are discussed. The results indicated that interdiffused quantum wells can produce equal eigen-state spacing, polarization insensitive Stark shift and modulation characteristics similar to an ideal parabolic quantum well. The design process to obtain polarization insensitive ON- and OFF-states in the parabolic-like interdiffused quantum wells is discussed. The predicted modulation depth is comparable to those measured using parabolic quantum wells. The diffused quantum wells have the advantage of using an as-grown rectangular quantum well with post-growth annealing to tailor its confinement profile. These features suggest that the interdiffused quantum well structure can be used to product polarization insensitive electro-absorptive modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328732
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Wallace C. H. Choy, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
E. Herbert Li, Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)
Bernard L. Weiss, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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