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Nonlinear Diode Laser Amplifiers For Optical Thresholding And Logic
Author(s): W. F. Sharfin; M. Dagenais
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Paper Abstract

Subnanosecond single-beam thresholding and a high-contrast, high-gain optical AND gate are demonstrated using a nonlinear Fabry-Perot InGaAsP/InP laser amplifier. These devices switch on or off in less than a nanosecond, dissipating only femtojoules of optical input energy. They have large gain (10-20dB) and are operated using diode laser sources. The switching dynamics are theoretically modeled. Potential applications of arrays of these devices for parallel signal processing and computing are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936941
Show Author Affiliations
W. F. Sharfin, GTE Laboratories Inc. (United States)
M. Dagenais, GTE Laboratories Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0700:
1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf
Asher A. Friesem; Emanuel Marom; Joseph Shamir, Editor(s)

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