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Design rules for implementation of 10-Gb/s all-optical Boolean XOR gate using semiconductor optical-amplifier-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Author(s): Thanassis Houbavlis; Kyriakos E. Zoiros; G. Kanellos
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(6) doi: 10.1117/1.1737376
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Thanassis Houbavlis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Kyriakos E. Zoiros, Democritus Univ. of Thrace (Greece)
G. Kanellos, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)

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