Picosecond on-off switching using a pair of picosecond-on/nanosecond-off GaAs étalons

C. W. Lowry, H. M. Gibbs, R. M. Pon, G. Khitrova

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

An architectural approach that decreases the pair on-off time to much less than the individual device recovery time is presented. Two GaAs Fabry-Perot étalons, each having a 30 ns recovery time, were connected in series, defining a logic function with a fast turn-on time and a fast turn-off time. Either of two data pulses, spaced 40 ps apart, was extracted by appropriately delaying a pair of switching pulses spaced 40 ps apart. This approach has application to data generation, multiplexing and demultiplexing, self-routing, and bit permutation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2759-2761
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume57
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Picosecond on-off switching using a pair of picosecond-on/nanosecond-off GaAs étalons'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this