[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 7.5pm-diameter InP microdisk laser, integrated on an SOI waveguide is demonstrated as all-optical flip-flop working in continuous-wave regime with an electrical power consumption of several mW, and allowing switching in 60ps with pulses of 1.8fJ.
Optical Fiber Communication (OFC), collocated National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2010 Conference on (OFC/NFOEC); 04/2010
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We demonstrate the use of heterogeneously integrated microdisk lasers for application in low-power and high-speed all-optical flip-flops and gates. Flip-flop operation is experimentally demonstrated using pulse energies of 1.8 fJ in lasers with a diameter of 7.5 µm. Potential optimization of the performance and future photonic integrated circuits are also described.