Optoelectronic transient response of an n-channel double heterostructure optoelectronic switch

Crawford, D. L.; Taylor, G. W.; Simmons, J. G.
March 1988
Applied Physics Letters;3/14/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p863
Academic Journal
A bistable n-channel double heterostructure optoelectronic switch, fabricated as a three-terminal light-emitting diode, is reported and results are presented demonstrating simultaneous electrical and optical switching characteristics. Electrical turn-on times of 2 ns are observed, with corresponding optical turn-on times of 60 ns. Electrical turn-off transition times of 6 ns are observed with optimum optical turn-off times of 20 ns. These times are consistent with the device size and the measurement impedance.


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