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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1710–1712

Coupled Mach-Zehnder interferometer memory element

Martin T. Hill, H. J. S. Dorren, X. J. M. Leijtens, J. H. den Besten, T. de Vries, J. H. C. van Zantvoort, E. Smalbrugge, Y. S. Oei, J. J. M. Binsma, G. D. Khoe, and M. K. Smit  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 13, pp. 1710-1712 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001710


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Abstract

Two active Mach-Zehnder interferometers are integrated in a monolithic InP/InGaAsP photonic integrated circuit. Together they form a crucial component for optical signal processing: an optical memory element or set-reset flip-flop. The switching time for this initial device is approximately 200 ps. The photonic integrated circuit contains active and passive optical components, including electro-optic phase shifters.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Martin T. Hill, H. J. S. Dorren, X. J. M. Leijtens, J. H. den Besten, T. de Vries, J. H. C. van Zantvoort, E. Smalbrugge, Y. S. Oei, J. J. M. Binsma, G. D. Khoe, and M. K. Smit, "Coupled Mach-Zehnder interferometer memory element," Opt. Lett. 30, 1710-1712 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-13-1710


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