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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 1997
  • pp: 4866–4870

Dual-Function Detector–Modulator Smart-Pixel Module

A. V. Krishnamoorthy, T. K. Woodward, K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, J. E. Cunningham, W. Y. Jan, F. E. Kiamilev, and D. A. B. Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4866-4870 (1997)

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We describe a smart-pixel circuit that permits the use of a GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum well diode to be used both as a detector for data input and a modulator for data output. The module provides the ability to double the number of inputs or outputs to the array and is well suited to cascaded optoelectronic system architectures that require bidirectional communition.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 7, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 1997
Published: July 10, 1997

A. V. Krishnamoorthy, T. K. Woodward, K. W. Goossen, J. A. Walker, S. P. Hui, B. Tseng, J. E. Cunningham, W. Y. Jan, F. E. Kiamilev, and D. A. B. Miller, "Dual-Function Detector–Modulator Smart-Pixel Module," Appl. Opt. 36, 4866-4870 (1997)

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