Ledistor—a three-terminal double heterostructure optoelectronic switch

Taylor, G. W.; Mand, R. S.; Simmons, J. G.; Cho, A. Y.
February 1987
Applied Physics Letters;2/9/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p338
Academic Journal
A three-terminal double heterostructure optoelectronic switching (DOES) device is demonstrated. By making ohmic contact to the active region of the DOES device the switching characteristic may be controlled up to the punchthrough limit. The device emits light in the on state only and various combinations of voltage and optical input power can be used to switch the device.


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