All-optical logic xor gate at 80 gb/s using SOA-MZI-DI

Dept. of Phys., Connecticut Univ., Storrs, CT
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (Impact Factor: 2.11). 09/2006; DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2006.878184
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ABSTRACT All-optical xor operation has been demonstrated using a semiconductor optical amplifier Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) and delayed interferometer (DI) at 80 Gb/s. The DI is based on a polarization maintaining loop (PML) mirror. The results show using the PML-DI in series with the SOA-MZI improves the pulse quality of the xor result

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