Abstract

The authors have proposed, simulated, and experimentally demonstrated all-optical multiple logic gates using two parallel semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) structures that enable simultaneous operations of various logic functions of XOR, NOR, OR, and NAND. The proposed scheme, which is optimized by adjusting the optical gain and phase differences in SOA-MZI structures with creative and systematic method, has great merits to achieve the reshaped output pulses with high extinction ratio and enable the high-speed operation at over 10 Gb/s through performance enhancement of SOAs. Its validity is confirmed through simulation and experiments at 2.5 and 10 Gb/s, respectively.

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H. Soto, J. D. Topomondzo, D. Erasme and M. Castro, "All-optical NOR gates with two and three input logic signals based on cross-polarization modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier", Opt. Comm., vol. 218, no. 4, pp. 243-247, Apr. 2003.

K. E. Stubkjaer, "Semiconductor optical amplifier-based all-optical gates for high-speed optical processing", IEEE J. Select. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1428-1435, Nov./Dec. 2000.

H. J. S. Dorren, G. D. Khoe and D. Lenstra, "All-optical switching of an ultrashort pulse using a semiconductor optical amplifier in a Sagnac-interferometric arrangement", Opt. Commun., vol. 205, no. 4-6, pp. 247-252, May 2002.

C. Schubert, J. Berger, U. Feiste, R. Ludwig, C. Schmidt and H. G. Wever, "160-Gb/s all-optical demultiplexing using a gain-transparent ultrafast-nonlinear interferometer (GT-UNI)", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 475-477, May 2001.

J. H. Kim, Y. T. Byun, Y. M. Jhon, S. Lee, D. H. Woo and S. H. Kim, "All-optical half adder using semiconductor optical amplifier based devices", Opt. Commun., vol. 218, no. 4-6, pp. 345-349, Apr. 2003.

T. Houbavlis, K. E. Zoiros, G. Kanellos and C. Tsekrekos, "Performance analysis of ultrafast all-optical Boolean XOR gate using semiconductor optical amplifier-based Mach-Zehnder Interferometer", Opt. Comm., vol. 232, no. 1-6, pp. 179-199, Mar. 2004.

Q. Wang, G. Zhu, H. 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., vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 703-710, Jun. 2004.

H. Chen, G. Zhu, Q. Wang, J. Jaques, J. Leuthold, A. B. Piccirilli and N. K. Dutta, "All-optical logic XOR using differential scheme and Mach-Zehnder interferometer", Electron Lett., vol. 38, no. 21, pp. 1271-1273, Oct. 2002.

T. Fjelde, D. Wolfson, A. Kloch, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt and M. Renaud, "Demonstration of 20 Gb/s all-optical logic XOR in integrated SOA-based interferometric wavelength converter", Electron Lett., vol. 36, no. 22, pp. 1863-1864, Oct. 2000.

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell and A. J. Poustie, "40 Gb/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer", Electron Lett., vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 79-81, Jan. 2003.

J. Y. Kim and S. K. Han, "Novel automatic control for the optimum optical gain and phase difference in SOA-MZI wavelength converter", in Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (CLEO/QELS), Baltimore, MD, May 2005,JTuC68,. pp. 981-983.

J. Y. Kim and S. K. Han, "Novel automatic control for the optimum optical gain and phase differences in SOA-MZI wavelength converter: Theory and experiment", Opt. Commun., vol. 261, no. 1, pp. 130-140, May 2006.

J.-Y. Kim, S.-K. Han and S. Lee, "All-optical multiple logic gates using parallel SOA-MZI structures", in Proc. 18th Annu. Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE LEOS), Sydney, Australia,Oct. 2005,MM1,. pp. 133-134.

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