Accession Number : ADP007822

Title :   High-Contrast Fabry-Perot Electroabsorption Modulators,

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

Personal Author(s) : Yan, Ran-Hong ; Simes, Robert J. ; Coldren, Larry A.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : In the search for practical optical modulators for optical switching, communications, and interconnections, various device parameters need to be optimized, and the optimization should depend on the applications. For large array applications, surface-normal modulators are preferred. Because of the enhanced optoelectronic interaction length available in resonators without actually increasing the active region thickness, and the cavity balance provided by the resonance, devices with Fabry-Perot structures have both low operating voltage and high-contrast advantages.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *LIGHT MODULATORS, *ELECTROOPTICS, ARRAYS, BALANCE, CAVITIES, CONTRAST, INTERACTIONS, LENGTH, OPTIMIZATION, PARAMETERS, REGIONS, RESONANCE, RESONATORS, STRUCTURES, SURFACES, THICKNESS, VOLTAGE, FABRY PEROT INTERFEROMETERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE