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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 1991
  • pp: 2841–2843

Cascaded operation of arrays of symmetric self-electro-optic effect devices

M. E. Prise, N. C. Craft, R. E. LaMarche, M. M. Downs, L. A. D’Asaro, and L. M. F. Chirovsky  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2841-2843 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.002841


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Abstract

Two identical optical modules were used to demonstrate the cascaded operation of 32-element arrays of symmetric self-electro-optic effect devices. The devices had 5 μm × 10 μm optical windows spaced on a square grid with a 20-μm spacing. They were operated as optically interconnected inverters at 1.1 MHz. The optical power was provided by two current modulated laser diodes per array, each with a maximum output power of 9 mW. The operation of the devices as logic gates is optically implemented but not demonstrated.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 1990
Published: July 10, 1991

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M. E. Prise, N. C. Craft, R. E. LaMarche, M. M. Downs, L. A. D’Asaro, and L. M. F. Chirovsky, "Cascaded operation of arrays of symmetric self-electro-optic effect devices," Appl. Opt. 30, 2841-2843 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-20-2841


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