An optical bistable device that exhibits hysteresis behavior is modeled and experimentally demonstrated. This device is based on cross-gain modulation in two coupled semiconductor optical amplifier ring resonators operating in the C-band region.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
N. Hoghooghi, S. C. Granieri, and A. Siahmakoun, "Fiber-Optic Hysteretic Quantizer for Analog-to-Digital Conversion," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWC34.