Abstract

An all-optical logical AND gate at 10 Gbit/s based on cross-gain modulation (XGM) in two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) is demonstrated. Single-port-coupled SOAs are employed and specially designed to improve the output extinction ratio as well as the output performance of the logic operation. The output signal power and extinction ratio from the first-stage wavelength converter are critical to achieving all-optical logical AND operation.

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2001 OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (1)

H. Avramopoulos, �??Optical TDM devices and their applications,�?? in Optical Fiber Communication (OFC 2001), Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), Tutorial paper.

Chin. J. Laser (1)

Y.Wang, X. L. Zhang, and D. X. Huang, �??Novel all-optical AND gate based on XGM in cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,�?? Chin. J. Laser (to be published).

Chin. Phys. (1)

X. L. Zhang, J. Q. Sun, D. M. Liu, and D. X. Huang, �??A novel scheme for XGM wavelength conversion based on single-port-coupled SOA,�?? Chin. Phys. 10, 124-127 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

A. D. Ellis, A. E. Kelly, D. Nesset, D. Pitcher, D. G. Moodie, and R. Kashyap, �??Error free 100Gbit/s wavelength conversion using grating assisted cross-gain modulation in 2mm long semiconductor amplifier,�?? Electron. Lett. 34, 1958-1959 (1998).
[CrossRef]

T. Fjelde, D. Wolfson, A. Kloch, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, �??Demonstration of 20Gbit/s all-optical logic XOR in integrated SOA-based interferometric wavelength converter,�?? Electron. Lett. 36, 1863-1864 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, S. L. Danielsen, and K. E. Stubkjaer. �??All-optical wavelength conversion by semiconductor optical amplifiers,�?? IEEE J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 942-954 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L.Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. DALL�??Ara, �??20Gb/s All-optical XOR OPERATION with UNI Gate,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 824-836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. Maeda and L. Occhi, �??All-optical triode based on a tandem wavelength converter using reflective semiconductor optical amplifier,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 257-259 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Kim, Y. M. Jhon, Y. T. Byun, S. Lee, D. H.Woo, and S. H. Kim, �??All-optical XOR OPERATION gate using semiconductor optical amplifiers without additional input beam,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1436-1438 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hamie, A. Sharaiha, M. Guegan, and B. Pucel, �??All-optical logic NOR gate using two-cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1439-1441 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Soto, C. A. Díaz, 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. 14, 498-500 (2002).
[CrossRef]

OFC 1995 (1)

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 (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), Paper TuD2.

Opt. Commun. (2)

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, A. E. Kelly, and R. J. Manning, �??All-optical full adder with bit-differential delay,�?? Opt. Commun. 156(11), 22-26 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, A. E. Kelly, and R. J. Manning, �??All-optical parity checker with bit-differential delay,�?? Opt. Commun. 162, 37-43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. N. Islam, �??All-optical component tasks (originally proposed in SAMMI project),�?? <a href="http://www.eecs.umich.edu/OSL/Islam/DODN-Router.pdf.">http://www.eecs.umich.edu/OSL/Islam/DODN-Router.pdf</a>

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup diagram for all-optical logical AND operation based on cascaded single-port-coupled SOAs.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Illustration of operational principle for all-optical logical AND operation.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectra for input signals before SOAs: (a) before SOA1; (b) before SOA2.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Waveforms for different channels in this scheme for all-optical AND gate.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

All-optical logical AND output performance versus input signal power in channel C.

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Table 1. Truth table for all-optical logical AND operation.

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