SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL BISTABILITY

TOWARDS THE OPTICAL COMPUTER.

B. S. Wherrett

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Abstract

The fundamental properties of semiconductor optically bistable elements are discussed. Experimental observations of bistable switching of cw laser beams in both the infrared and visible spectral regions are summarised. Device applications, including some speculation for optical computer architectures, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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optical computers
architecture (computers)
optical bistability
laser beams

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SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL BISTABILITY : TOWARDS THE OPTICAL COMPUTER. / Wherrett, B. S.

1986.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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