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GaAs Optical Electronic Devices For Signal Processing Applications
Author(s): L. R. Tomasetta
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Paper Abstract

The successful evolution of III-V optical and electronic devices from laboratory curiosities to production components has opened exciting new possibilities for vastly improved electronic and optical electronic systems. GaAs FETs and semiconductor lasers can now be commercially obtained from a number of companies in the Uniteld States and Japan. Researchers have recently demonstrated GaAs digital integrated circuits and CCDs2 that can reach speeds and low-powered dissipations that cannot be achieved with similar geometry silicon devices. The complexity (i.e., number of active components) of these circuits is rapidly growing. Laboratory GaAs circuits with ~ 100 gates have been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1979
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0176, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices II, (26 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957227
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L. R. Tomasetta, Rockwell International/Science Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0176:
Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices II
Elsa M. Garmire, Editor(s)

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