Electronic optical bistability in a GaAs/AlGaAs strip-loaded waveguide

M. Warren, W. Gibbons, K. Komatsu, D. Sarid, D. Hendricks, H. M. Gibbs, M. Sugimoto

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Optical bistability of electronic origin has been observed in strip-loaded waveguides in a GaAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum well structure. Single-mode waveguides were fabricated by reactive ion etching of an epitaxial AlGaAs layer above the quantum wells. The waveguides were operated as nonlinear Fabry-Perot étalons with 30% reflectors provided by the cleaved ends. Phase shifts of 2π were observed in some devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1211
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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