We demonstrate an all-optical half adder for bit-wise addition of two data streams that simultaneously generates SUM and CARRY (XOR and AND operations, respectively).Error free operation for 27 bits with 2dB power-penalty is reported.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
S. Kumar, D. Gurkan, A. E. Willner, K. Parameswaran, and M. Fejer, "All-optical half adder using a PPLN waveguide and an SOA," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WN2.
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