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Optical logic OR gate using a SOA-based interferometer
Author(s): Qiang Wang; Hao Dong; Guanghao Zhu; James J. Jaques; Alfonso B. Piccirilli; Niloy K. Dutta
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Paper Abstract

All-optical OR operation has been demonstrated using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and delayed interferometer (DI) at 20 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s. The DI is based on a polarization maintaining loop mirror. Q-factor of the operation is discussed through the numerical simulations. The results show the OR gate operation rate is limited by the carrier lifetime and the input pulse energy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5728, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies IX, (31 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.584085
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Qiang Wang, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Hao Dong, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Guanghao Zhu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
James J. Jaques, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Alfonso B. Piccirilli, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5728:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies IX
Yakov Sidorin; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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