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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 918–923

All-optical functions based on semiconductor ring lasers (Invited Paper)

Siyuan Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 9, pp. 918-923 (2010)


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Abstract

Semiconductor ring laser (SRL) has been shown to possess robust bistability between its two possible directions, i.e., clockwise (cw) and counter-clockwise (ccw) lasing, routinely demonstrating directional extinction ratio (DER) of > 25 dB. In this paper, experimental schemes and results using the SRL as a universal photonic digital element to form all-optical logic, memory, and signal processing circuits are summarized. It is demonstrated that the SRL can be used for both combinatorial and sequential logic functions, and as all-optical regeneration devices. Furthermore, it is shown that a SRL logic circuit can be all-optically reconfigured to perform different all-optical logic functions.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

Citation
Siyuan Yu, "All-optical functions based on semiconductor ring lasers (Invited Paper)," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 918-923 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-8-9-918

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