We demonstrate 100-Gbit/s bitwise logic in an all-optical semiconductor optical amplifier–based switching device, the ultrafast nonlinear interferometer. To the best of our knowledge this is the first demonstration of 100-Gbit/s AND and INVERT functionality with a 100-GHz optical clock stream and a 100-Gbit/s data stream as the logical inputs to a semiconductor-based switch. Additionally, 100-Gbit/s inverting and noninverting all-optical wavelength conversion are demonstrated.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
K. L. Hall and K. A. Rauschenbach, "100-Gbit/s bitwise logic," Opt. Lett. 23, 1271-1273 (1998)