Accession Number : ADP008603

Title :   Progress in Arrays of Opto-Electronic Bistable Devices and Sources,

Corporate Author : NEC CORP KAWASAKI (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Kasahara, K. ; Ogura, I. ; Yamanaka, Y.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : With recent progress in semiconductor arrays of opto-electronic bistable devices and sources, highly parallel optical interconnections and information processing has gradually become a reality. The Vertical to Surface Transmission Electro-Photonic device, or VSTEP, is a concept proposed to meet these requirements. The essential ideas for the VSTEP are electrophotonic interfusion at the device level and the resulting performance efficiency improvements in power consumption and uniformity for two-dimensional matrix integration. Another motivation for the existence of the VSTEP is in realizing an optical interconnection device with functions which allow for compact configuration resulting from an absence of electric circuits for controlling the state of optical interconnections. For realizing quick reconfiguration, routing and level regeneration in a compact configuration, it becomes necessary to develop an optical functional interconnection device which not only has light emission/absorption but also has such functions as thresholding, latch and optical amplification.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *BISTABLE DEVICES, *PHOTONICS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, OPTICAL PROCESSING, PARALLEL PROCESSING, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, ROUTING, INDIUM ALLOYS, SYMPOSIA, REPRINTS, QUANTUM WELLS.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE