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Improvements in self electro-optic effect devices: toward system implementation
Author(s): Robert A. Morgan
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores our immediate efforts to exploit basic quantum-well physics and optics in an effort to improve the performance of electroabsorption modulators and Self Electro-optic Effect Devices (SEEDs) for applications in optical processing systems. SEEDs with thick-, thin-, and extremely-shallow-barrier multiple quantum wells are comprehensively and systematically studied and compared experimentally, and improvements noted. Room- temperature resonant tunneling in thin-barrier multiple-quantum-well structures and its effects on device performance will be reported. Enhancements and uniformity considerations using practical Fabry-Perot effects will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1562, Devices for Optical Processing, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50780
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Robert A. Morgan, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1562:
Devices for Optical Processing
Debra M. Gookin, Editor(s)

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