Optical tri-state switching through a metastable state using short pulse excitation

Kawashima, Kenji; Hosoda, Makoto; Fujiwara, Kenzo
January 1993
Applied Physics Letters;1/11/1993, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p184
Academic Journal
Examines the metastable state induced by short optical pulse excitation in a symmetric self-electro-optic effect devices based on Wannier-Stark localization. Use of short-pulse excitation to obtain an optical tri-state switching in the device; Proposal for controlling photoexcited charges to set and reset the transmission states of the signal diode.


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