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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 3 — Feb. 9, 2004
  • pp: 361–366

All-optical AND gate at 10 Gbit/s based on cascaded single-port-coupled SOAs

Xinliang Zhang, Ying Wang, Junqiang Sun, Deming Liu, and Dexiu Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 361-366 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000361


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Abstract

An all-optical logical AND gate at 10 Gbit/s based on cross-gain modulation (XGM) in two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) is demonstrated. Single-port-coupled SOAs are employed and specially designed to improve the output extinction ratio as well as the output performance of the logic operation. The output signal power and extinction ratio from the first-stage wavelength converter are critical to achieving all-optical logical AND operation.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2003
Published: February 9, 2004

Citation
Xinliang Zhang, Ying Wang, Junqiang Sun, Deming Liu, and Dexiu Huang, "All-optical AND gate at 10 Gbit/s based on cascaded single-port-couple SOAs," Opt. Express 12, 361-366 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-3-361


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