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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 5166–5171

All-optical flip-flop with high on-off contrast ratio using two injection-locked single-mode Fabry-Perot laser diodes

Nguyen Le Hoang, Jeong Sik Cho, Yong Hyub Won, and Yong Deok Jeong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 5166-5171 (2007)

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An all-optical flip-flop with inverted output is presented. The flip-flop is realized based on the optical bistability of an injection-locked single-mode Fabry-Perot laser diode (FP-LD). The operation principle is explained and experimental results are presented in this paper. The flip-flop with separate optical set and reset inputs had an on-off contrast ratio of over 35 dB.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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 Processing

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2007
Published: April 13, 2007

Nguyen Le Hoang, Jeong Sik Cho, Yong Hyub Won, and Yong Deok Jeong, "All-optical flip-flop with high on-off contrast ratio using two injection-locked single-mode Fabry-Perot laser diodes," Opt. Express 15, 5166-5171 (2007)

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