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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18362–18370

All-optical picoseconds logic gates based on a fiber optical parametric amplifier

David Ming Fai Lai, C. H. Kwok, and Kenneth Kin-Yip Wong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18362-18370 (2008)

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All-optical XOR-, OR-, NOT-, and AND-gate were demonstrated for 10 Gb/s return-to-zero on-off keying (RZ-OOK) signals using a single experimental setup. This setup can be set to output different logic by altering input power, state-of-polarization, center frequencies of input optical signals, and/or input bitstreams. Full-width at half-maximum pulsewidth of the input and the output signals were less than 5.1 ps in all cases showing a possibility of higher data rate operation at 80Gb/s or beyond.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means

ToC Category:
Optics in computing

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2008
Published: October 24, 2008

David M. Lai, C. H. Kwok, and Kenneth K. Wong, "All-optical picoseconds logic gates based on a fiber optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 16, 18362-18370 (2008)

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