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Semiconductor optical amplifier based optical logic devices
Author(s): N. K. Dutta; J. Jaques
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Paper Abstract

All optical Boolean logic functionality has been demonstrated experimentally using integrated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) based interferometry at 40 Gb/s. The demonstrated functions are XOR, AND, and OR. The performance of the operations 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 the XOR operation has been experimentally investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V, 60140X (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630739
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N. K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
J. Jaques, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6014:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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