Recently, we demonstrated utilization of the two-mode degeneracy property1 of distributed feedback (DFB) injection lasers for high-speed electrooptical switching.2 This paper reports electrooptical logic operations using a two-electrode DFB laser at a 1.3-μm wavelength. A complete set of AND, NAND, OR, NOR, and INVERT logic gates was demonstrated by detecting the output light of one of the two degenerate modes that were switched by electrical signals applied to the two electrodes.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription