Abstract

We propose a method for increased-speed all-optical XOR operation using semiconductor optical amplifiers. We demonstrate XOR and XNOR operations at 86.4 Gb/s using a pair of photonic-integrated semiconductor optical amplifier Mach-Zehnder interferometers.

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2008 (1)

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

J. P. Wang, B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, and E. P. Ippen, “Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(21), 2275–2277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. J. B. Yoo, “Optical packet and burst switching technologies for the future photonic internet,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24(12), 4468–4492 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, and R. Giller, “All-optical 40 Gbit/s XOR gate with dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 41(25), 1396–1397 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, and A. J. Poustie, “40Gbit/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 39(1), 79–81 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, A. E. Kelly, and R. J. Manning, “All-optical parity checker with bit-differential delay,” Opt. Commun. 162(1-3), 37–43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, R. J. Manning, and A. E. Kelly, “All-optical pseudorandom number generator,” Opt. Commun. 159(4-6), 208–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

K. L. Hall and K. A. Rauschenbach, “All-optical bit pattern generation and matching,” Electron. Lett. 32(13), 1214–1215 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Avramopoulos, H.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bhardwaj, A.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bintjas, C.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Blow, K. J.

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, A. E. Kelly, and R. J. Manning, “All-optical parity checker with bit-differential delay,” Opt. Commun. 162(1-3), 37–43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, R. J. Manning, and A. E. Kelly, “All-optical pseudorandom number generator,” Opt. Commun. 159(4-6), 208–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Buhl, L. L.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cabot, S.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cappuzzo, M. A.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Changyuan, Y.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. F.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Christen, L.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Coquelin, A.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dagens, B.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dall'Ara, R.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dinu, M.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dutta, N. K.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fjelde, T.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gaborit, F.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Giles, C. R.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Giller, R.

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, and R. Giller, “All-optical 40 Gbit/s XOR gate with dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 41(25), 1396–1397 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gomez, L.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Guekos, G.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Guillemot, I.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hall, K. L.

K. L. Hall and K. A. Rauschenbach, “All-optical bit pattern generation and matching,” Electron. Lett. 32(13), 1214–1215 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hamilton, S. A.

J. P. Wang, B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, and E. P. Ippen, “Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(21), 2275–2277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hansmann, S.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

J. P. Wang, B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, and E. P. Ippen, “Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(21), 2275–2277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jaques, J.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kalyvas, M.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kang, I.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kelly, A. E.

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, R. J. Manning, and A. E. Kelly, “All-optical pseudorandom number generator,” Opt. Commun. 159(4-6), 208–214 (1999).
[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(1-3), 37–43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kloch, A.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lian-Shan, Y.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liming, Z.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Manning, R. J.

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, and R. Giller, “All-optical 40 Gbit/s XOR gate with dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 41(25), 1396–1397 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, and A. J. Poustie, “40Gbit/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 39(1), 79–81 (2003).
[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(1-3), 37–43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, R. J. Manning, and A. E. Kelly, “All-optical pseudorandom number generator,” Opt. Commun. 159(4-6), 208–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Maxwell, G. D.

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, and A. J. Poustie, “40Gbit/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 39(1), 79–81 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Neilson, D. T.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Occhi, L.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Patel, S. S.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Piccirilli, A.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Poingt, F.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Poustie, A. J.

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, and A. J. Poustie, “40Gbit/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 39(1), 79–81 (2003).
[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(1-3), 37–43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, R. J. Manning, and A. E. Kelly, “All-optical pseudorandom number generator,” Opt. Commun. 159(4-6), 208–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rasras, M.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rauschenbach, K. A.

K. L. Hall and K. A. Rauschenbach, “All-optical bit pattern generation and matching,” Electron. Lett. 32(13), 1214–1215 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Renaud, M.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Robinson, B. S.

J. P. Wang, B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, and E. P. Ippen, “Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(21), 2275–2277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sauer, N.

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schares, L.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Stathopoulos, T.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Theophilopoulos, G.

C. Bintjas, M. Kalyvas, G. Theophilopoulos, T. Stathopoulos, H. Avramopoulos, L. Occhi, L. Schares, G. Guekos, S. Hansmann, and R. Dall'Ara, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ting, L.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J. P.

J. P. Wang, B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, and E. P. Ippen, “Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(21), 2275–2277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Webb, R. P.

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, and R. Giller, “All-optical 40 Gbit/s XOR gate with dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 41(25), 1396–1397 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, and A. J. Poustie, “40Gbit/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 39(1), 79–81 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Willner, A. E.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wolfson, D.

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wong-Foy, A.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xiang, L.

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yan, W.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, and R. Giller, “All-optical 40 Gbit/s XOR gate with dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 41(25), 1396–1397 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yoo, S. J. B.

Zhang, L.

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhongqi, P.

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

K. L. Hall and K. A. Rauschenbach, “All-optical bit pattern generation and matching,” Electron. Lett. 32(13), 1214–1215 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Webb, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, and A. J. Poustie, “40Gbit/s all-optical XOR gate based on hybrid-integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 39(1), 79–81 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, and R. Giller, “All-optical 40 Gbit/s XOR gate with dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” Electron. Lett. 41(25), 1396–1397 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, Z. Liming, M. Dinu, M. Rasras, L. L. Buhl, S. Cabot, A. Bhardwaj, L. Xiang, M. A. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, N. K. Dutta, S. S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, C. R. Giles, A. Piccirilli, and J. Jaques, “Characterization of the dynamical processes in all-optical signal processing using semiconductor optical amplifiers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 758–769 (2008).
[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, “20 Gb/s all-optical XOR with UNI gate,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12(7), 834–836 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, D. Wolfson, B. Dagens, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt, and M. Renaud, “Novel scheme for simple label-swapping employing XOR logic in an integrated interferometric wavelength converter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13(7), 750–752 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. Changyuan, L. Christen, L. Ting, W. Yan, P. Zhongqi, Y. Lian-Shan, and A. E. Willner, “All-optical XOR gate using polarization rotation in single highly nonlinear fiber,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(6), 1232–1234 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Zhang, I. Kang, A. Bhardwaj, N. Sauer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and D. T. Neilson, “Reduced recovery time semiconductor optical amplifier using p-type-doped multiple quantum wells,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2323–2325 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Wang, B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, and E. P. Ippen, “Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(21), 2275–2277 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Commun. (2)

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, A. E. Kelly, and R. J. Manning, “All-optical parity checker with bit-differential delay,” Opt. Commun. 162(1-3), 37–43 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Poustie, K. J. Blow, R. J. Manning, and A. E. Kelly, “All-optical pseudorandom number generator,” Opt. Commun. 159(4-6), 208–214 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

R. P. Webb, X. Yang, R. J. Manning, G. D. Maxwell, A. J. Poustie, R. P. S. Lardenois, D. Cotter, “42Gbit/s All-optical pattern recognition system,” OFC/NFOEC 2008, OTuL2 (2008).

X. Yang, R. J. Manning, R. P. Webb, “All-optical 85Gb/s XOR using dual ultrafast nonlinear interferometers and turbo-switch configuration,” ECOC 2006, Paper Th.1.4.2 (2006).

B. S. Robinson, S. A. Hamilton, S. J. Savage, E. P. Ippen, “40 Gbit/s all-optical XOR using a fiber-based folded ultrafast nonlinear interferometer,” OFC 2002, Paper ThY2 (2002).

I. Kang, C. Dorrer, L. Zhang, M. Rasras, L. Buhl, A. Bhardwaj, S. Cabot, M. Dinu, X. Liu, M. Cappuzzo, L. Gomez, A. Wong-Foy, Y. F. Chen, S. Patel, D. T. Neilson, J. Jacques, C. R. Giles, “Regenerative all optical wavelength conversion of 40-Gb/s DPSK signals using a semiconductor optical amplifier Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” ECOC 2005, paper Th4.3.3 (2005).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the all-optical XOR circuit. CW: continuous wave laser. τ: differential time delay.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

A picture of the packaged hybrid XOR device.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

A layout of the OTDM set up to generate input signals to the XOR circuit. ODL: optical delay line. MLL: mode-locked laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal traces of input data A, B and the XOR and XNOR results.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Eye diagrams of simultaneous XOR (left) and XNOR (right) operations.

Equations (2)

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|exp(jπA)+exp(jπB)|2~AB¯
|exp(jπA)exp(jπB)|2~AB

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