3-pJ, 82-MHz optical logic gates in a room-temperature GaAs-AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well étalon

Jewell, J. L.; Lee, Y. H.; Warren, M.; Gibbs, H. M.; Peyghambarian, N.; Gossard, A. C.; Wiegmann, W.
May 1985
Applied Physics Letters;5/15/1985, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p918
Academic Journal
Various pulsed logic functions (nor, xor, etc.) are performed in a high-finesse nonlinear Fabry–Perot étalon containing GaAs-AlGaAs multiple quantum wells at room temperature. Input pulses with energies less than 3 pJ incident on the device produced contrasts greater than 5 : 1 in the nor gate, and relaxation times of about 5 ns allowed us to operate the gates at 82 MHz. Thermal stability was demonstrated in the nor gate even though the device was poorly heat sunk.


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