1 September 2003 Ultrafast all-optical exclusive OR operation with semiconductor optical amplifier-assisted fiber Sagnac switch
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Optical Engineering, 42(9), (2003). doi:10.1117/1.1599362
Abstract
All-optical Boolean exclusive OR operation is demonstrated on a high-speed serial bit stream with a three-optical-input-fiber Sagnac interferometer that employs a semiconductor optical amplifier as the nonlinear element. Full duty cycle bit switching has been achieved at 20 GHz with low switching energies and contrast ratio as high as 10.4 dB.
Thanassis Houbavlis, Kyriakos Zoiros, "Ultrafast all-optical exclusive OR operation with semiconductor optical amplifier-assisted fiber Sagnac switch," Optical Engineering 42(9), (1 September 2003). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1599362
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Ultrafast phenomena

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