Ultrafast all-optical gate with subpicosecond on and off response time

D. Hulin, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Antonetti, A. Migus, W. T. Masselink, H. Morkoç, H. M. Gibbs, N. Peyghambarian

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Abstract

An all-optical logic gate consisting of a GaAs-GaAlAs multiple quantum well structure inserted in a 1.3-μm-thick Fabry-Perot cavity is demonstrated to perform with subpicosecond on and off switching time. The use of a purely optical field effect allows for a recovery time as rapid as the switch-on time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume49
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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