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Bistable Diode Laser Amplifiers In High Performance Optical Communication And Optical Computing Systems
Author(s): Mario Dagenais; Wayne F Sharfin
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Paper Abstract

The physics of low energy switching in both optical and electronic devices is briefly introduced. The properties and applications of bistable diode amplifiers are reviewed. It is stressed that bistable dode laser amplifiers are the most energy efficient optical switching devices so far demonstrated. The concept of colored optical interconnects is introduced for applications in closely spaced wavelength division multiplexing transmission systems. The implementation of a generalized, optically updatable, optical crossbar switch is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1988
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0881, Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials, (3 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944066
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Dagenais, University of Maryland (United States)
Wayne F Sharfin, MIT Lincoln Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0881:
Optical Computing and Nonlinear Materials
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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