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Optical logic operations
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Paper Abstract

All optical XOR, AND, OR, and, NOR functionality has been demonstrated experimentally using semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) based devices at 40 Gb/s, 80 Gb/s. The performance of the optical logic operations has been analyzed by solving the rate equation of the SOA numerically. The high-speed operation is limited by the gain and phase recovery times in the SOA. In order to solve these limitations, 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: 2 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6389, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI, 63890K (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692953
Show Author Affiliations
N. K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
H. Dong, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
H. Sun, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
J. Jaques, Lucent Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6389:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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