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A Pnpn Optical Switch
Author(s): J. I. Pankove; R. Hayes; A. Majerfeld; M. Hanna; E. G . Oh; D. M. Szmyd; D. Suda; S. Asher; R. Matson; D. J. Arent
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Paper Abstract

The pnpn optical switch is an optoelectronic device that emits light in response to an optical input while an electrical bias is applied. A clocked bias insures synchronization. Other modes of operation are possible. pnpn structures have been fabricated by different techniques. Turn-on and turn-off times of less than 10 nsec have been obtained. High optical gain is possible. Some logic functions can be accomplished within this threshold device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947892
Show Author Affiliations
J. I. Pankove, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
R. Hayes, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
A. Majerfeld, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
M. Hanna, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
E. G . Oh, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
D. M. Szmyd, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
D. Suda, University of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
S. Asher, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)
R. Matson, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)
D. J. Arent, IMEC (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0963:
Optical Computing '88
Pierre H. Chavel; Joseph W. Goodman; Gerard Roblin, Editor(s)

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