25 October 2005 Semiconductor optical amplifier based optical logic devices
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Proceedings Volume 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V; 60140X (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630739
Event: Optics East 2005, 2005, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
All optical Boolean logic functionality has been demonstrated experimentally using integrated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) based interferometry at 40 Gb/s. The demonstrated functions are XOR, AND, and OR. The performance of the operations has been analyzed by solving the rate equation of the SOA numerically. The high-speed operation is limited by the carrier lifetime in the SOA. In order to solve the limitations imposed by carrier lifetime, a differential scheme for the XOR operation has been experimentally investigated.
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N. K. Dutta, J. Jaques, "Semiconductor optical amplifier based optical logic devices", Proc. SPIE 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V, 60140X (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630739; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.630739
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Phase shifts

Logic

Optical amplifiers

Modulation

Picosecond phenomena

Polarization

Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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