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Novel tunable all-optical NOR gate at 20-Gb/s based on SOA fiber ring laser
Author(s): Chan Zhao; Xin-Liang Zhang; Hai-Rong Liu; De-Ming Liu; De-Xiu Huang
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Paper Abstract

A configuration of semiconductor fiber ring laser (SFRL) is used to achieve a tunable all-optical logic NOR gate at 20 Gb/s. Both gain and gain modulation is provided by a single semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) in the ring cavity. In the theoretical simulations, sectional model is used for SOA and iterative condition is used for ring cavity to simulate the output from SFRL. All-optical NOR operation is successfully demonstrated experimentally at 20 Gb/s. There is a good agreement between theoretical simulations and experimental results. The extinction ratio higher than 14.9 dB is obtained as the output wavelength is tuned from 1530nm to 1560nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6020, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Optical Communications, 602028 (2 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.635813
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Chan Zhao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xin-Liang Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Hai-Rong Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
De-Ming Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
De-Xiu Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6020:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Optical Communications
Shinji Tsuji; Jens Buus; Yi Luo, Editor(s)

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