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Optical Engineering

Ultrafast all-optical exclusive OR operation with semiconductor optical amplifier-assisted fiber Sagnac switch
Author(s): Thanassis Houbavlis; Kyriakos Zoiros
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(9) doi: 10.1117/1.1599362
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 9
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Thanassis Houbavlis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Kyriakos Zoiros, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)


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