||D. A. B. Miller, D. S. Chemla and S.
Schmitt-Rink, "Electric field dependence of optical properties of semiconductor
quantum wells: physics and applications," chapter in "Nonlinear Optical
Properties of Semiconductors," ed. H. Haug, (Academic Press, San Diego, 1988)
In this chapter we shall attempt to outline the neccesary physics to
understand the electroabsorption and related effects in quantum wells, and we shall
summarize the principles and prospects of the various devices proposed so far.