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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13600–13615

Cascaded all-optical operations in a hybrid integrated 80-Gb/s logic circuit

J. D. LeGrange, M. Dinu, T. Sochor, P. Bollond, A. Kasper, S. Cabot, G. S. Johnson, I. Kang, A. Grant, J. Kay, and J. Jaques  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13600-13615 (2014)

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We demonstrate logic functionalities in a high-speed all-optical logic circuit based on differential Mach-Zehnder interferometers with semiconductor optical amplifiers as the nonlinear optical elements. The circuit, implemented by hybrid integration of the semiconductor optical amplifiers on a planar lightwave circuit platform fabricated in silica glass, can be flexibly configured to realize a variety of Boolean logic gates. We present both simulations and experimental demonstrations of cascaded all-optical operations for 80-Gb/s on-off keyed data.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(130.6622) Integrated optics : Subsystem integration and techniques
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2014
Published: May 29, 2014

J. D. LeGrange, M. Dinu, T. Sochor, P. Bollond, A. Kasper, S. Cabot, G. S. Johnson, I. Kang, A. Grant, J. Kay, and J. Jaques, "Cascaded all-optical operations in a hybrid integrated 80-Gb/s logic circuit," Opt. Express 22, 13600-13615 (2014)

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