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Electro-Absorption Controlled Mirror

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066602D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Freeouf, JL Woodall, JM [+details]

Abstract

Light beam deflection can be accomplished under electrical control through the use of the property of a semiconductor that band narrowing can take place in response to an electric field, and the band narrowing in turn, when the field is not orthogonal to the light passing through the material, will deflect the light.