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Ultrahigh Speed Reconfigurable Logic Operations Based on Single Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

  • Kaur, Sanmukh (School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University) ;
  • Kaler, Rajinder-Singh (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Thapar University)
  • Received : 2011.10.24
  • Accepted : 2012.01.09
  • Published : 2012.03.25

Abstract

We demonstrate an optical gate architecture using a single SOA to perform AND, OR and NOT logic functions. Simple reconfigurable all-optical logic operations are implemented using RZ modulated signals at 40 Gb/s. Contrast ratio and extinction ratio values have been analysed for the different types of logic gates. Maximum extinction ratio and contrast ratio achieved are 19dB and 17.2 dB respectively. Simple structure and potential for integration makes this architecture an interesting approach in photonic computing and optical signal processing.

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