Optoelectronic dynamic random access memory cell utilizing a three-terminal N-channel self-aligned double-heterostructure optoelectronic switch

Taylor, G. W.; Crawford, D. L.; Simmons, J. G.
February 1989
Applied Physics Letters;2/6/1989, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p543
Academic Journal
The double-heterostructure optoelectronic switch is demonstrated as a novel dynamic random access optoelectronic memory cell in an N-channel self-aligned three-terminal configuration. The cell employs a single polarity of bias and XY selectivity using the inversion channel contact and the optical input/output port. The switching powers, delays, and refresh capability offer the promise for large-scale integrated circuits.


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