Recent progress in the development of ultrafast all-optical gates, based on saturable absorption effect in semiconductor structures with vertical architecture, is summarized. Performance and tradeoffs are discussed from design and technological points of view.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
M. D. Guina, "High-Contrast Vertical Cavity Semiconductor Switches," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper SuB7.
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