FABRICATION, INVESTIGATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF GALLIUM-ARSENIDE OPTICAL BISTABLE DEVICES AND LOGIC GATES.
AuthorJEWELL, JACK LEE.
KeywordsGallium arsenide semiconductors.
Optical data processing.
AdvisorGibbs, Hyatt M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe fundamental components for processing all-optically represented data, namely optical switches and logic gates are investigated. Improved techniques for fabricating nonlinear Fabry-Perot etalons containing GaAs have brought a proliferation of GaAs optical bistable devices. These devices show significant improvements in speed, power requirements, operating temperature and thermal stability. Experiments verify predictions that one can operate a single nonlinear etalon as optical logic gates or two such etalons as a flip-flop. Optimization of the logic gates is then discussed from a systems approach.
Degree ProgramOptical Sciences