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22 December 1989 Optical Bistability: Semiconductor Devices For Digital Optical Signal Processing
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Proceedings Volume 1127, Nonlinear Optical Materials II; (1989)
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
During the past years, rapid progress has been made in the development of optically bistable semiconductor devices that may be the key elements in future photonic switching and information processing systems. This paper examines especially the potentialities of hybrid components where a self-electrooptic effect is achieved by combining optoelectronic and electrooptic mechanisms. The switching properties of thermooptical and electrooptical Fabry-Perot SEED structures are discussed in detail. The results are compared with experimental data of best reported switching devices that are capable of achieving a processing rate of more than 1012 bits per second and chip in a two-dimensional array.
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Dieter Jager "Optical Bistability: Semiconductor Devices For Digital Optical Signal Processing", Proc. SPIE 1127, Nonlinear Optical Materials II, (22 December 1989);

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