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Cascadable high-performance optic switches and optical logic based on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Author(s): Julian Cheng; Ping Zhou; Christian F. Schaus; David R. Myers
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the design of high-performance vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with a low series resistance, low threshold voltage and power dissipation, and high differential quantum efficiency. The integration of these VCSELs with heterojunction phototransistors and photothyristors yielded a new family of high-performance optical switches that can perform switching, logic, regeneration, and memory functions. Moreover, the switches are cascadable and functionally integrable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1634, Laser Diode Technology and Applications IV, (26 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59180
Show Author Affiliations
Julian Cheng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Ping Zhou, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Christian F. Schaus, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
David R. Myers, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1634:
Laser Diode Technology and Applications IV
Daniel S. Renner, Editor(s)

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