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All-optical regenerators and latches
Author(s): Ronnie F. Van Dommelen; S. Nutter; Michael Cada
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Paper Abstract

We present results of a study of the static characteristics of regenerative amplifiers based on Mach-Zehnder interferometers with semiconductor optical amplifiers in each arm. Specifically we consider a series of regenerative amplifiers and single regenerative amplifiers with feedback. Small amounts of feedback lead to produce hysteresis in the transfer functions of the regenerators. Including an SOA in the feedback loop allows the feedback to be controlled optically and leads to an all-optical latch design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558120
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Ronnie F. Van Dommelen, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
S. Nutter, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
Michael Cada, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5445:
Microwave and Optical Technology 2003

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