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Integration of photoactive and electroactive components with vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
5,625,636
April 29, 1997
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A monolithically integrated optoelectronic device is provided which integrates a vertical cavity surface emitting laser and either a photosensitive or an electrosensitive device either as input or output to the vertical cavity surface emitting laser either in parallel or series connection. Both vertical and side-by-side arrangements are disclosed, and optical and electronic feedback means are provided. Arrays of these devices can be configured to enable optical computing and neural network applications.
Bryan; Robert P. (Albuquerque, NM), Esherick; Peter (Albuquerque, NM), Jewell; Jack L. (Bridgewater, NJ), Lear; Kevin L. (Albuquerque, NM), Olbright; Gregory R. (Boulder, CO)
07/ 774,915
October 11, 1991
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-76DPO0789 between the Department of Energy and American Telephone & Telegraph Company.