Femtosecond nonlinear optics of semiconductor quantum wells

Nasser N Peyghambarian, Rudolf Binder, C. L. Chuang, F. Colstoun Brown, Brian Fluegel, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Paul A. Harten, Ruxiang Jin, Galina Khitrova, Stephan W Koch, Sukmock G. Lee, K. Meissner, Jason P. Sokoloff

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Abstract

Ultrafast optical nonlinearities of semiconductor quantum wells and their application to high- speed switching is discussed. Both GaAs-AlGaAs type-I and GaAs-AlAs type-II quantum wells are considered. Optical Stark effect in these quantum wells and its use for fast photonic switching are covered. Application of optical Stark effect in demonstrating subpicosecond switching in a MQW directional coupler is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages182-190
Number of pages9
Volume1599
ISBN (Print)0819407305
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventRecent Advances in the Uses of Light in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Jun 19 1991Jun 21 1991

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OtherRecent Advances in the Uses of Light in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine
CityNew York, NY, USA
Period6/19/916/21/91

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Peyghambarian, N. N., Binder, R., Chuang, C. L., Colstoun Brown, F., Fluegel, B., Gibbs, H. M., ... Sokoloff, J. P. (1992). Femtosecond nonlinear optics of semiconductor quantum wells. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1599, pp. 182-190). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.