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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1466–1468

40-Gbit/s cascadable all-optical logic with an ultrafast nonlinear interferometer

N. S. Patel, K. L. Hall, and K. A. Rauschenbach  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 1466-1468 (1996)

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We demonstrate 40-Gbit/s all-optical bitwise inversion and wavelength conversion, using an ultrafast nonlinear interferometer. This device uses optically induced gain and index nonlinearities in a semiconductor amplifier to achieve the high-rate switching. The device is cascadable and can be configured to perform a variety of switching functions. As an example, 10-Gbit/s results of or and nor gating are presented.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 3, 1996
Published: September 15, 1996

N. S. Patel, K. L. Hall, and K. A. Rauschenbach, "40-Gbit/s cascadable all-optical logic with an ultrafast nonlinear interferometer," Opt. Lett. 21, 1466-1468 (1996)

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