Publication # 164

A. L. Lentine, D. A. B. Miller "Evolution of the SEED technology: bistable logic gates to optoelectronic smart pixels" IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics, 29, 655-669 (1993).

The recent evolution of quantum-well self-electrooptic effect devices (SEEDs) for application in free-space optical switching and computing systems is reviewed. Requirements of these systems have stimulated the development of devices usable in large systems of cascaded devices (the symmetric SEED), large two-dimensional arrays of these devices with improved physical performance, logically smarter extensions of these devices (logic-SEEDs), and devices integrating electronic transistors with quantum-well modulators and detectors for both reducing the required optical energies and increasing functionality. This progress and its implications for future developments are summarized

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