Accession Number : ADA300796

Title :   A Review of Selected Smart Pixels: Self Electro-Optic Effect Devices, Surface Emitting Laser Logic Devices, Double Heterostructure Opto-Electronic Switch, Diode Laser Logic, Quenched-Laser Optical Gates.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 95,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Parker, M. A. ; Michalak, R. J. ; Kimmet, J. S. ; Davis, W. A. ; Libby, S. I.

PDF Url : ADA300796

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This report contains technical details on several popular types of smart pixels including Self Electro-optic Effect Devices (SEEDs), Surface Emitting Laser Logic Devices (CELLs), Double Heterostructure Opto-electronic Switches (DOES), Diode Laser Logic (DLL), Laser-Quenched Laser (LQL) Optical Gates. Of these devices, the SEED is the most developed and considerable detail is included on the R,D,S, and F SEEDs. The CELL devices consist of Heterostructure Bipolar Transistors (HPTs) integrated with Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs). The DOES consists of integrated Optical thyristors and In-Plane Lasers (IPLs). DLL devices form a complete logic family and they are composed of integrated Q-switched IPLs, detectors and current sources. The LQL optical gates offer the highest speed performance of the smart pixels. They consist of cross coupled lasers. The CELLs, DOES, DLL and LQL devices are still in the research phase at the time of this report. As a result, preliminary data is presented on their performance characteristics.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *LOGIC CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *PIXELS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, Q SWITCHING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, QUANTUM WELLS, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDES, HETEROJUNCTIONS, GATES(CIRCUITS), SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, THYRISTORS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, OPTICAL SWITCHING, REFLECTIVITY, OPTICAL COATINGS, ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Cybernetics
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE