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Investigation of ultrafast all-optical AND gate based on cascaded SOAs and optical filters
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Paper Abstract

We propose an ultrafast all-optical logic AND gate based on two cascaded SOA-OF configurations. Each SOA-OF consists a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) followed by an optical filter (OF) which reshapes the spectrum of the modulated probe light. A delayed interferometer (DI) and a tunable band pass filter (TNBPF) are chosen as OFs in the first and second SOA-OF. 40Gbit/s AND operation with 33% duty cycle return-to-zero (RZ) signals has been successfully demonstrated with SOAs whose 10%~90% recovery time are measured much larger than the time duration of one bit period. The quality factor (QF) and the extinction ratio (ER) of the eye diagram of the derived AND results were 6.3 and 8.8dB respectively. Numerical analysis and experimental demonstration with 40Gbit/s nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) signals is also presented and shows that in order to achieve good AND result at the second stage, the differential time delay of the DI must be shorter than the single bit period of the input signals. The proposed AND gate takes the advantage of high speed WC realized by SOA-OF which displays flexibility to various data rates, pulse width as well as data formats.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6782, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II, 678209 (19 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.745556
Show Author Affiliations
Jing Xu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xinliang Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jianji Dong, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Deming Liu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dexiu Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6782:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II
Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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