Integrated quantum well self-electro-optic effect device: 2×2 array of optically bistable switches

Miller, D. A. B.; Henry, J. E.; Gossard, A. C.; English, J. H.
September 1986
Applied Physics Letters;9/29/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 13, p821
Academic Journal
We demonstrate 2×2 arrays of optically bistable devices with very uniform optical characteristics. They are fabricated from an integrated self-electro-optic effect device structure consisting of a quantum well p-i-n diode grown in series with a load photodiode. Operating power can be optically controlled with a separate beam between ∼40 pW and >470 μW with associated switching times of ∼10 s and <2 μs.


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