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Optical XOR circuit using combined technology of photonics and electronics
Author(s): Koichi Takiguchi
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Paper Abstract

I propose and demonstrate a novel and simple optical exclusive OR circuit for binary signals, which is composed of a balanced photo-detector and a Mach-Zehnder intensity modulator. Two input optical signals into the photo-detector produce an electrical signal to drive the modulator. The modulator outputs an optical exclusive OR signal of the two input optical signals. I report the configuration, operating principle, and primary experimental results using 10 Gbit/s binary signals to demonstrate that the exclusive OR circuit operates properly. The proposed simple circuit is suitable for the future hybrid integration of photonics and electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9009, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems III, 900904 (1 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2034007
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Koichi Takiguchi, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9009:
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems III
Guifang Li, Editor(s)

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