1 June 2004 Design rules for implementation of 10-Gb/s all-optical Boolean XOR gate using semiconductor optical-amplifier-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer
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Optical Engineering, 43(6), (2004). doi:10.1117/1.1737376
Abstract
An all-optical Boolean XOR gate implemented with a semiconductor-optical-amplifier (SOA)-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) is numerically simulated at 10 Gbits/s to extract simple design rules. If the control and clock energies and the small signal gain are properly selected, the metrics that define the quality of switching can be optimized for high gate performance.
Thanassis Houbavlis, Kyriakos E. Zoiros, G. Kanellos, "Design rules for implementation of 10-Gb/s all-optical Boolean XOR gate using semiconductor optical-amplifier-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer," Optical Engineering 43(6), (1 June 2004). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1737376
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Clocks

Switching

Mach-Zehnder interferometers

Picosecond phenomena

Semiconductors

Amplitude modulation

Phase shifts

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