Accession Number : ADA195611

Title :   Use of Depletion Edge Translation for High-Speed Modulation and Switching of Lightwaves.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Mar 87-29 Feb 88,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Coldren, L A ; Mendoza, J G ; Hausken, T R ; Lee, K W ; Simes, R J

PDF Url : ADA195611

Report Date : May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The main objective continues to be the achievement of large index shifts at low voltages for applications in modulators and switches for optical processing, the device area of application has shifted from the in-plane guided wave modulator vehicle to a surface-normal modulator configuration more appropriate for spatial light modulator arrays, optical logic gates and reconfigurable optical interconnection. However, in the course of building up the surface-normal effort in the early portion of this reporting period, we also were wrapping up some important in-plane results. Thus, since these results were not previously reported, they are briefly summarized here. Keywords: Optical waveguides; Optical switching. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *LIGHT MODULATORS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *LIGHT, ARRAYS, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, DEPLETION, EDGES, GATES(CIRCUITS), HIGH RATE, INDEXES, LOGIC CIRCUITS, LOW VOLTAGE, MODULATION, MODULATORS, OPTICAL PROCESSING, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, SHIFTING, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, TRANSLATIONS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE