Abstract

The properties of an all-optical AND logic gate based on the four-wave mixing (FWM) effect in an InGaAsP/InP microring resonator side coupled to a bus waveguide are investigated. Using an ultrafast nonlinear process such as FWM, operation at a bit rate of 40 Gb/s is demonstrated for both nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) and return-to-zero (RZ) modulation formats. The gate operation in terms of microring structural parameters and operating conditions is studied.

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X. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Sun, D. Liu and D. Huang, "All-optical AND gate at 10 Gb/s based on cascaded single-port-coupled SOAs," Opt. Express, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 361-366, Feb. 2004.

E. S. Awad, P. Cho and J. Goldhar, "High-speed all-optical AND gate using nonlinear transmission of electroabsorption modulator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 472-474, May 2001.

T. Yabu, M. Geshiro, T. Kitamura, K. Nishida and S. Sawa, "All-optical logic gates containing a two-mode nonlinear waveguide," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 37-46, Jan. 2002.

H. Soto, C. A. Diaz, J. Topomondzo, D. Erasme, L. Schares and G. Guekos, "All-optical AND gate implementation using cross-polarization modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 498-500, Apr. 2002.

D. Nesset, M. C. Tatham and D. Cotter, "High-bit rate operation of an all-optical AND gate by using FWM in an SLA with degenerate input signals," in Optical Fiber Communication, Washington, DC: Optical Soc. Amer., 1995.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover and P.-T. Ho, "Optical signal processing using nonlinear semiconductor microring resonators," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron., vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 705-712, May/Jun. 2002.

T. A. Ibrahim, R. Grover, L. C. Kuo, S. Kanakaraju, L. C. Calhoun and P. T. Ho, "All-optical AND/NAND logic gates using semiconductor microresonators," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 1422-1424, Oct. 2003.

A. Yariv, "Universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides," Electron. Lett., vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 321-322, Feb. 2000.

J. P. Donnelly, H. Q. Le, E. A. Swanson, S. H. Groves, A. Darwish and E. P. Ippen, "Nondegenerate four-wave mixing wavelength conversion in low-loss passive InGaAsP-InP quantum-well waveguides," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 623-625, May 1996.

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, P. S. Cho, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis and P. T. Ho, "Wavelength conversion in GaAs micro-ring resonators," Opt. Lett., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 554-556, Apr. 2000.

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