A ZnSe/ZnCdSe quantum well symmetric self-electro-optic effect device operating in the blue-green region

  • Wang S
  • Thompson P
  • Horsburgh G
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Abstract

In this paper, we report the first observation of a II-VI symmetric self-electro-optic device (SEED) operating as an optical switch at a wavelength of 488 nm at room temperature. Quantum confined Stark effect modulators based on ZnSe/ZnCdSe p-i-n structures were fabricated by molecular beam epitaxy and used in the symmetric mode where one modulator was used to bias a second modulator which showed bistable transmission characteristics with a contrast ratio of 1.5:1 between the high and low transmission states. © 1994.

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Authors

  • S. Y. Wang

  • P. Thompson

  • G. Horsburgh

  • J. T. Mullins

  • I. Hauksson

  • K. A. Prior

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