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10-GHz all-optical recirculating shift register with semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-assisted Sagnac switch and SOA feedback
Author(s): Thanassis Houbavlis; Kyriakos Zoiros
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(9) doi: 10.1117/1.1599363
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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