Accession Number:

ADA243055

Title:

III-V Modulation and Switching Devices for Optical System Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 1988-14 Oct 1991

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-14

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Optical computing has been a blue sky dream for scientists for over a decade. In several areas optical processing has made great strides. These areas include optical communication, optical memory, optical scanning, etc. However, the optical computer still remains a dream. Earlier spectacular successes in very high speed optical switches based upon non-linear optical effects in III-V compound semiconductor structures have not led to useful applications. Even in optical communication, the full potential of optics remains unrealized because of lack of more tailorable devices such as wavelength selective detectors.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE