Abstract

A novel scheme for all-optical exclusive-OR (XOR) operating at 160 Gb/s is proposed and analyzed by means of numerical simulations. It consists of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) where a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is placed in each of its arms. This SOA-MZI setup is coupled to a delay interferometer, which acts as a signal regenerator. It is shown that error-free operation can be achieved at a data rate of 160 Gb/s, indicating that the proposed scheme is not limited by the SOA recovery time.

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T. J. Xia, Y. Liang, K. H. Ahn, J. W. Lou, O. Boyraz, Y.-H. Kao, X. D. Cao, S. Chaikamnerd, J. K. Anderson and M. N. Islam, "All-optical packet-drop demonstration using 100-Gb/s words by integrating fiber-based components", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 10, pp. 153-155, Jan. 1998.

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R. J. Manning, A. D. Ellis, A. J. Poustie and K. J. Blow, "Semiconductor laser amplifiers for ultrafast all-optical signal processing", J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys., vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 3204-3216, 1997.

R. Gutiérrez-Castrejón, L. Schares, L. Occhi and G. Guekos, "Modeling and measurement of longitudinal gain dynamics in saturated semiconductor optical amplifiers of different length", IEEE J. Quantum Electron. , vol. 36, pp. 1476-1484, Dec. 2000.

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, A. E. Kelly and R. J. Manning, "All-optical binary half-adder", Opt. Commun., vol. 156, pp. 22-26, 1998.

D. Tsiokos, E. Kehayas, K. Vyrsokinos, T. Houbavlis, L. Stampoulidis, G. T. Kanellos, N. Pleros, G. Guekos and H. Avramopoulos, "10-Gb/s all-optical half-adder with interferometric SOA gates", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 16, pp. 284-286, Jan. 2004.

Y. Ueno, A. Nakamura, K. Tajima and S. Kitamura, "3.8-THz wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses using a semiconductor delayed-interference signal-wavelength converter (DISC)", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 10, pp. 346-348, Mar. 1998.

J. Leuthold, C. H. Joyner, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, J. L. Pleumeekers, B. I. Miller, K. Dreyer and C. A. Burrus, "100 Gbit/s all-optical wavelength conversion with integrated SOA delayed-interference configuration", Electron. Lett., vol. 36, no. 13, pp. 1129-1130, June 2000.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno and K. Tajima, "168-Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion with a symmetric-Mach-Zehnder-type switch", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, pp. 1091 -1093, Oct. 2001.

A. M. Melo, S. Randel, V. Marembert and K. Petermann, "Novel scheme for all-optical XOR operation at 160 Gbit/s", in Proc. Eur. Conf. Optical Communication (ECOC), vol. 3, Rimini, Italy, 2003, pp. 388-389.

A. Mecozzi and J. Mørk, "Saturation induced by picosecond pulses in semiconductor optical amplifiers", J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. , vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 761-770, 1997.

G. P. Agrawal and N. K. Dutta, Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers , New York: Van Nostrand, 1986.

K. Petermann, Laser Diode Modulation and Noise , Dordrecht: The Netherlands: Kluwer, 1988.

S. W. Golomb, Shift Register Sequences, Rev. ed. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park, 1982.

M. M. Strasser, P. J. Winzer and A. Napoli, "Noise and intersymbol-interference properties of OTDM and ETDM receivers", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 16, pp. 248-250, Jan. 2004.

E. Iannone, F. Matera, A. Mecozzi and M. Settembre, Nonlinear Optical Communication Networks, New York, NY: Wiley, 1998.

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