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All-optical Logic Devices Using Group III-V Semiconductor Waveguides
Author(s): H. A. Haus; N. A. Whitaker Jr.; M . C. Gabriel
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes our recent progress in the realization of all-optical logic devices using integrated waveguides in a III-V semiconductor. The potential for high speed all-optical signal processing is discussed. The physical mechanisms for the optical nonlinearity, including the important role of waveguide heating, are considered for their influence on device design. The measurement of the nonlinearity in several III-V's making use of a wave-guide Fabry-Perot interferometer is presented. A preliminary device based on a Mach-Zehnder waveguide interferometer has been fabricated in GaAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0578, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering II, (11 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950758
Show Author Affiliations
H. A. Haus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
N. A. Whitaker Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
M . C. Gabriel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0578:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering II
Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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