Subpicosecond switching in a current injected GaAs/AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well nonlinear directional coupler

S. G. Lee, B. P. McGinnis, R. Jin, J. Yumoto, Galina Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, Rudolf Binder, Stephan W Koch, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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Abstract

We have demonstrated ultrafast switching behavior in a current injected GaAs/AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well nonlinear directional coupler at room temperature. The results show low crossover pulse energy (10 pJ) and full recovery within 1 ps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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