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  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 2001),
  • paper CWI3

All-optical polarization switching based on the excitation of spin-polarized "virtual excitons" in quantum wells

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Optical switches and light modulators that combine high speed with high contrast will play an important role as the demand for higher bandwidth components continues to increase. High speed electrically-addressed modulators have been demonstrated, but the speed of these devices is limited to that of conventional electronics. As we discuss below, optically-addressed switches are not limited by this constraint.

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