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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11839–11847

Ultrahigh-speed all-optical half adder based on four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier

Li Pei-li, Huang De-xiu, Zhang Xin-liang, and Zhu Guang-xi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11839-11847 (2006)

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A novel scheme for an ultrahigh-speed all-optical half adder based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) is proposed. This scheme is free of pattern effect, due to using the polarization-shift-keying (PolSK) modulation format. By numerical simulation, the output power level of logic “1” dependence on the operating conditions, such as two input signal powers, injection current, and input signal wavelength, are investigated in detail using the broad-band model of this all-optical half adder.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: September 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

Pei-li Li, De-xiu Huang, Xin-liang Zhang, and Guang-xi Zhu, "Ultrahigh-speed all-optical half adder based on four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Express 14, 11839-11847 (2006)

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