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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B119–B124

All-optical flip-flop operation based on asymmetric active-multimode interferometer bi-stable laser diodes

H. Jiang, Y. Chaen, T. Hagio, K. Tsuruda, M. Jizodo, S. Matsuo, J. Xu, C. Peucheret, and K. Hamamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B119-B124 (2011)

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We demonstrate fast and low energy all optical flip-flop devices based on asymmetric active-multimode interferometer using high-mesa waveguide structure. The implemented devices showed high speed all-optical flip-flop operation with 25ps long pulses. The rising and falling times of the output signal were 121 ps and 25 ps, respectively. The required set and reset pulse energies were only 7.1 fJ and 3.4 fJ, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Opto-Electronic Devices

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2011
Published: November 17, 2011

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H. Jiang, Y. Chaen, T. Hagio, K. Tsuruda, M. Jizodo, S. Matsuo, J. Xu, C. Peucheret, and K. Hamamoto, "All-optical flip-flop operation based on asymmetric active-multimode interferometer bi-stable laser diodes," Opt. Express 19, B119-B124 (2011)

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