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4 January 1986 High-Speed Optical Modulation And Bistability With Semiconductor Multiple Quantum Wells(MQWs)
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A new technology for opto-electronics has been developed, semiconductor multiple quantum, wells(MQWs). These MQWs, which are extremely thin(~100Å) heterostructures, have opto-electronic properties greatly enhanced over conventional semiconductors. For example, we have fabricated a 150 μm long optical modulator with an on/off ratio of 10:1, and used it to generate an optical impulse less than 100 ps long. This technology is compatible with existing source and detector material systems, and produces devices that are compact, high speed, and suitable for integration.
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Thomas H. Wood "High-Speed Optical Modulation And Bistability With Semiconductor Multiple Quantum Wells(MQWs)", Proc. SPIE 0564, Real-Time Signal Processing VIII, (4 January 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949718
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