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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18264–18274

Design of monolithically integrated vertical cavity laser with depleted optical thyristor for optical programmable gate array

Woon-Kyung Choi and Young-Wan Choi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18264-18274 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018264


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Abstract

We have theoretically analyzed the depleted optical thyristor structure and experimentally demonstrated optical logic gates implemented by monolithically integrated vertical cavity laser – depleted optical thyristor (VCL-DOT) for an optically programmable gate array. The optical AND-and OR-gates have been realized by changing a input bias of the single VCL-DOTs and all kinds of optical logic functions are also implemented by adjusting an intensity of the reference input beams into the differential VCL-DOTs. To achieve the high sensitivity and low threshold current, a small active region of lasing part and a wide detecting area are simultaneously designed by using a selective oxidation process.

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OCIS Codes
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optics in computing

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2008
Published: October 23, 2008

Citation
Woon-Kyung Choi and Young-Wan Choi, "Design of monolithically integrated vertical cavity laser with depleted optical thyristor for optical programmable gate array," Opt. Express 16, 18264-18274 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-18264


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