3-pJ, 82-MHz optical logic gates in a room-temperature GaAs-AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well étalon

J. L. Jewell, Y. H. Lee, M. Warren, H. M. Gibbs, N. Peyghambarian, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann

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Abstract

Various pulsed logic functions (nor, xor, etc.) are performed in a high-finesse nonlinear Fabry-Perot étalon containing GaAs-AlGaAs multiple quantum wells at room temperature. Input pulses with energies less than 3 pJ incident on the device produced contrasts greater than 5: 1 in the nor gate, and relaxation times of about 5 ns allowed us to operate the gates at 82 MHz. Thermal stability was demonstrated in the nor gate even though the device was poorly heat sunk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)918-920
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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Jewell, J. L., Lee, Y. H., Warren, M., Gibbs, H. M., Peyghambarian, N., Gossard, A. C., & Wiegmann, W. (1985). 3-pJ, 82-MHz optical logic gates in a room-temperature GaAs-AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well étalon. Applied Physics Letters, 46(10), 918-920. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.95820