1 September 2003 10-GHz all-optical recirculating shift register with semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-assisted Sagnac switch and SOA feedback
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Abstract
An all-optical recirculating shift register with inverter that uses entirely semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) is demonstrated operating at 10 GHz. SOAs provide nonlinear switching in a Sagnac interferometer as well as feedback amplification. The device could hold arbitrary pattern profiles recirculating stably for hours. This demonstration also proves the cascadability of the SOA-assisted Sagnac switch up to 10 GHz.
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Thanassis Houbavlis, Thanassis Houbavlis, Kyriakos Zoiros, Kyriakos Zoiros, } "10-GHz all-optical recirculating shift register with semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-assisted Sagnac switch and SOA feedback," Optical Engineering 42(9), (1 September 2003). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1599363 . Submission:
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