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Invited Paper Quantum Wells For Optical Processing Applications
Author(s): G. Livescu; D. A. B. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Quantum wells (QWs), which can be made from alternate thin layers of two semiconductor materials, show a large electroabsorption called the quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE). This made possible the realization of electrically controlled optical modulators, and optically controlled self electro-optic effect devices (SEED), that can operate at high speed and low energy density. We will review the various materials systems that have shown QCSE and some of the different devices that have already been fabricated, the latest among them being an optically controlled spatial light modulator, an optically addressed dynamical memory, and an optical S-R latch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0825, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications II, (19 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.941986
Show Author Affiliations
G. Livescu, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
D. A. B. Miller, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0825:
Spatial Light Modulators and Applications II
Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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