6 December 1988 A Proposed Carrier-Induced Electrooptical Switch In III-V Quantum-Well Waveguides
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Proceedings Volume 0993, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960080
Event: O-E/Fiber LASE '88, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
Lossless guided-wave switches with more than 30 dB of crosstalk-isolation are proposed and analyzed. The switches are comprised of branched channel waveguides with laser-like cross-sections. Optical gain, sufficient to overcome power-splitting losses, is provided by carrier-injection currents. Due to its low-noise properties, the single-quantum-well structure is found to be optimum for cascading switches into a multi-stage network. A lossless 1 x N network with 1024 switched outputs should be feasible.
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Richard A. Soref, Kam-Yin Lau, "A Proposed Carrier-Induced Electrooptical Switch In III-V Quantum-Well Waveguides", Proc. SPIE 0993, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI, (6 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.960080; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960080
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