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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4058–4063

All-optical flip-flop based on the bistability of injection locked Fabry-Perot laser diode

Yong Deok Jeong, Jeong Sik Cho, Yong Hyub Won, Hyuek Jae Lee, and Hark Yoo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 4058-4063 (2006)

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We demonstrate the operation of a novel all-optical flip-flop. The flip-flop consists of a slave Fabry-Perot laser diode (FP-LD) and a specially designed master FP-LD which has a built-in external cavity and operates in single longitudinal mode oscillation. The set and reset pulses were generated by external modulators at 1 Gbit/s. The rising and falling times of the output signal in on-off operation of the flip-flop were about 50 ps. The required powers of both set and reset pulses were less than -9 dBm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Yong Deok Jeong, Jeong Sik Cho, Yong Hyub Won, Hyuek Jae Lee, and Hark Yoo, "All-optical flip-flop based on the bistability of injection locked Fabry-Perot laser diode," Opt. Express 14, 4058-4063 (2006)

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