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All-optical logic NOR gate at 40 Gb/s using SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Author(s): H. Sun; Z. Chen; S. Ma; N. K. Dutta
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Paper Abstract

An all-optical logic NOR gate operating at 40 Gb/s has been demonstrated using an SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI). An optical loop mirror is used as a delayed interferometer to reshape the return-to-zero (RZ) NOR sequence from the MZI output port. The performance of the NOR operation is numerically analyzed by solving the rate equation of an SOA. An increase in signal output power enhances the Q factor and extinction ratio. Faster SOAs such as quantum-dot SOAs can achieve higher Q value. The demonstrated technique has potential for optical logic operation at ultrahigh speed

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6775, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII, 67750F (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738749
Show Author Affiliations
H. Sun, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Z. Chen, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
S. Ma, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
N. K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6775:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VII
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Editor(s)

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