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Multiple quantum-well technology takes SEED

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2 Author(s)
H. S. Hinton ; McGill Univ., Montreal, Que., Canada ; A. L. Lentine

Progress in the development of self-electrooptic-effect devices (SEEDs) is discussed. The devices include the resistor-SEED (R-SEED) device, which can be viewed as a simple NOR gate. The symmetric SEED (S-SEED) and the logic-SEED (L-SEED) devices with improved features, functionality, and performance are also considered. The integration of FETs with multiple quantum well (MQW) modulators (FET-SEED), enables optical interconnections of electronic circuits. Where the SEED technology can be used is discussed, and an experimental optical switching fabric made using these devices is described.<>

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IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 2 )