This paper explores our immediate efforts to exploit basic quantum-well physics and optics in an effort to improve the performance of electroabsorption modulators and Self Electro-optic Effect Devices (SEEDs) for applications in optical processing systems. SEEDs with thick-, thin-, and extremely-shallow-barrier multiple quantum wells are comprehensively and systematically studied and compared experimentally, and improvements noted. Room- temperature resonant tunneling in thin-barrier multiple-quantum-well structures and its effects on device performance will be reported. Enhancements and uniformity considerations using practical Fabry-Perot effects will also be discussed.
Robert A. Morgan, Robert A. Morgan,
"Improvements in self electro-optic effect devices: toward system implementation", Proc. SPIE 1562, Devices for Optical Processing, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50780; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50780