Design of quantum well materials for maximum change in refractive index with minimal loss

A. Mitchell*, E. M. Goldys, M. W. Austin, G. J. Nott

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Abstract

Quantum well material have become attractive materials for integrated optic devices. Most modulator devices based on quantum well materials utilize the electric field dependent absorption due the quantum confined Stark effect. Modulators for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) utilizing resonant cavities, require highly electro-refractive materials that exhibit minimal loss at the active wavelength. The Stark effect in quantum wells also produces electro-refraction, but this is often unusable due to the increased absorption. In this paper we investigate the engineering and optimization of quantum well materials to produce a high change in refractive index with applied field, with minimal loss.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Optoelectronic & Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Proceedings, COMMAD
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages83-86
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Optoelectronic & Microelectronic Materials and Devices, COMMAD - Canberra, Aust
Duration: 8 Dec 199611 Dec 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Optoelectronic & Microelectronic Materials and Devices, COMMAD
CityCanberra, Aust
Period8/12/9611/12/96

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