Abstract

The authors have proposed and experimentally demonstrated all-optical logic gates using a single SOA and delay interference filtering that enable simultaneous logic functions of or and nor at 40  Gbit s/s. The proposed scheme, which utilizes the combinative filtering profile of a delay interferometer and an optical bandpass filter, has great merits for use in generating logic outputs with high quality in terms of pulse shape, extinction ratio, and eye diagram. Reconfiguration between the two gates is achieved by adjusting the tunable filter and the delay interferometer.

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2008 (1)

J. J. Dong, X. L. Zhang, S. N. Fu, J. Xu, P. Shum, and D. X. Huang, “Ultrafast all-optical signal processing based on single semiconductor optical amplifier and optical filtering”, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 770-778, (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

J. Y. Kim, J. M. Kang, T.-Y. Kim, and S.-K. Han, “All-optical multiple logic gates with xor, nor, or, and nand functions using parallel SOA-MZI structures: theory and experiment”, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 3392-3399 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. H. Li and G. F. Li, “Ultrahigh-speed reconfigurable logic gates based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1341-1343 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

J. Leuthold, D. M. Marom, S. Cabot, J. J. Jaques, R. Ryf, and C. R. Giles, “All-optical wavelength conversion using a pulse reformatting optical filter,” J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 186-192(2004).
[CrossRef]

Q. Wang, G. H. Zhu, H. M. Chen, J. Jaques, J. Leuthold, A. B. Piccirilli, and N. K. Dutta, “Study of all-optical XOR using Mach-Zehnder interferometer and differential scheme,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. , 24, 703-711 (2004)
[CrossRef]

S. Randel, A. M. de Melo, K. Petermann, V. Marembert, and C. Schubert, “Novel scheme for ultrafast all-optical XOR operation,” J. Lightwave Technol 22, 2808-2815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, L.-K.

L. Huo, C. Lin, and L.-K. Chen, “A reconfigurable all-optical AND/or logic gate using multilevel modulation and self-phase modulation.” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OThI4.

de Melo, A. M.

S. Randel, A. M. de Melo, K. Petermann, V. Marembert, and C. Schubert, “Novel scheme for ultrafast all-optical XOR operation,” J. Lightwave Technol 22, 2808-2815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J. J.

J. J. Dong, X. L. Zhang, S. N. Fu, J. Xu, P. Shum, and D. X. Huang, “Ultrafast all-optical signal processing based on single semiconductor optical amplifier and optical filtering”, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 770-778, (2008).
[CrossRef]

Huo, L.

L. Huo, C. Lin, and L.-K. Chen, “A reconfigurable all-optical AND/or logic gate using multilevel modulation and self-phase modulation.” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OThI4.

Kang, J. M.

Kim, J. Y.

Kim, N. Y.

Leuthold, J.

Li, G. F.

Z. H. Li and G. F. Li, “Ultrahigh-speed reconfigurable logic gates based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1341-1343 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, Z. H.

Z. H. Li and G. F. Li, “Ultrahigh-speed reconfigurable logic gates based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1341-1343 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C.

L. Huo, C. Lin, and L.-K. Chen, “A reconfigurable all-optical AND/or logic gate using multilevel modulation and self-phase modulation.” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OThI4.

Marom, D. M.

Randel, S.

S. Randel, A. M. de Melo, K. Petermann, V. Marembert, and C. Schubert, “Novel scheme for ultrafast all-optical XOR operation,” J. Lightwave Technol 22, 2808-2815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tang, X. F.

Wang, Q.

Q. Wang, G. H. Zhu, H. M. Chen, J. Jaques, J. Leuthold, A. B. Piccirilli, and N. K. Dutta, “Study of all-optical XOR using Mach-Zehnder interferometer and differential scheme,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. , 24, 703-711 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X. L.

J. J. Dong, X. L. Zhang, S. N. Fu, J. Xu, P. Shum, and D. X. Huang, “Ultrafast all-optical signal processing based on single semiconductor optical amplifier and optical filtering”, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 770-778, (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, G. H.

Q. Wang, G. H. Zhu, H. M. Chen, J. Jaques, J. Leuthold, A. B. Piccirilli, and N. K. Dutta, “Study of all-optical XOR using Mach-Zehnder interferometer and differential scheme,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. , 24, 703-711 (2004)
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Q. Wang, G. H. Zhu, H. M. Chen, J. Jaques, J. Leuthold, A. B. Piccirilli, and N. K. Dutta, “Study of all-optical XOR using Mach-Zehnder interferometer and differential scheme,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. , 24, 703-711 (2004)
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. J. Dong, X. L. Zhang, S. N. Fu, J. Xu, P. Shum, and D. X. Huang, “Ultrafast all-optical signal processing based on single semiconductor optical amplifier and optical filtering”, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 770-778, (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Z. H. Li and G. F. Li, “Ultrahigh-speed reconfigurable logic gates based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1341-1343 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol (1)

S. Randel, A. M. de Melo, K. Petermann, V. Marembert, and C. Schubert, “Novel scheme for ultrafast all-optical XOR operation,” J. Lightwave Technol 22, 2808-2815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Other (1)

L. Huo, C. Lin, and L.-K. Chen, “A reconfigurable all-optical AND/or logic gate using multilevel modulation and self-phase modulation.” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OThI4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup of the reconfigurable logic gate, (b) cross-gain modulation and cross-phase modulation in SOA, (c) operational principle for the or gate, (d) operational principle for the nor gate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra in the or gate: (a) tunable filter shape and spectrum after SOA, (b) DI shape and spectrum after tunable filter, (c) reshaping filter shape and spectrum of output.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra in the nor gate: (a) tunable filter shape and spectrum after SOA, (b) DI shape and spectrum after tunable filter, (c) reshaping filter shape and spectrum of output.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Waveforms and eye diagrams for input data and logic outputs: (a) A, (b) B, (c) or gate with DI only, (d) or gate with pulse reshaping filter, (e) nor gate

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