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TitleResonant tunnelling light-emitting diode as an optical switch
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsRaymond, S., Van Hoof C., Genoe J., Mertens R., Borghs G., Yan Z., and Goovaerts E.
JournalElectronics Letters
Pagination1301 - 1302
Date Published1993
ISSN00135194 (ISSN)
KeywordsCharge carriers, Electron resonance, Electron tunneling, Light emitting diodes, Optical switches, Resonant tunnelling light emitting diodes, Ultrafast phenomena
AbstractEfficient optically induced switching of the light output is obtained using a new triple-barrier resonant tunnelling light-emitting diode. Because the switching mechanism is determined by carrier tunnelling, ultrafast switching speeds are envisaged.

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