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All-optical XOR using Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Author(s): Niloy K. Dutta; Qiang Wang; Guanghao Zhu; Huimin Chen; James Jacques; Juerg Leuthold
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Paper Abstract

All optical XOR functionality has been demonstrated experimentally using an integrated SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) at 20 and 40 Gb/s. The performance of the XOR results has been analyzed by solving the rate equation of the SOA numerically. The high-speed operation is limited by the carrier lifetime in the SOA. In order to solve the limitations imposed by carrier lifetime, a differential scheme for XOR operation has been experimentally investigated. This scheme is potentially capable of XOR operation to > 100 Gb/s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5595, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.583171
Show Author Affiliations
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Qiang Wang, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Guanghao Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Huimin Chen, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
James Jacques, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Juerg Leuthold, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5595:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi, Editor(s)

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