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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13502–13509

Pattern compensation in SOA-based gates

R. P. Webb, J. M. Dailey, and R. J. Manning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13502-13509 (2010)

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We propose a novel scheme employing complementary data inputs to overcome the patterning normally associated with semiconductor optical amplifier based gates and demonstrate the scheme experimentally at 42.6Gb/s. The scheme not only avoids introducing patterning during switching, but also compensates for much of the patterning present on the input data. A novel gate was developed for the experiment to provide the complementary signals required for the scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(200.6015) Optics in computing : Signal regeneration

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2010
Published: June 8, 2010

R. P. Webb, J. M. Dailey, and R. J. Manning, "Pattern compensation in SOA-based gates," Opt. Express 18, 13502-13509 (2010)

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