Optical control of microwaves with semiconductor n-i-p-i structures

Alan Kost, Linda West, T. C. Hasenberg, Jeffrey O. White, Mehran Matloubian, George C. Valley

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We control the microwave transmission of a GaAs n-i-p-i structure by illuminating it with a cw argon ion laser. Tests in a broadband microwave modulator wave spectrometer show that an optical intensity of 800 mW/cm 2 produces a 50% change in transmission for microwaves between 10 and 50 GHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3494-3496
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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