Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 339–348 | Cite as

Optical testability in semiconductors with density-dependent carrier lifetimes

  • A. Miller
  • G. Parry


The performance characteristics of semiconductor optical bistable Fabry-Perot devices making use of band-gap resonant nonlinearities will be significantly altered when the excess carrier recombination is density-dependent. This paper analyses the effects of radiative and Auger recombination processes in some practical etalon configurations. Optical bistability is, in general, more difficult to achieve under these conditions but suitable cavity design can significantly reduce the minimum incident intensity required.


Recombination Communication Network Performance Characteristic Auger Paper Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Miller
    • 1
  • G. Parry
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Signals and Radar EstablishmentMalvernUK

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