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All-optical demultiplexer/inverter using a semiconductor laser amplifier in a single-arm interferometer

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3 Author(s)
Patel, N.S. ; Lincoln Lab., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Rauschembach, K.A. ; Hall, K.L.

Summary form only given. We present the first demonstration, we believe, of all-optical switching using a semiconductor nonlinearity in a single arm interferometer (SAI). The SAI is insensitive to long-lived nonlinearities and, with a minor modification, allows for generalized logic functions without the use of an additional control stream. We have demonstrated a 10-Gb/s demultiplexer and inverter using an semiconductor laser amplifier in a SAI. Bit-error-rate measurements have been performed and power penalties of 1.7 dB and 3 dB were obtained for demultiplexing and inverting, respectively. We are investigating the scalability of this device to higher rates.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1996. CLEO '96., Summaries of papers presented at the Conference on

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2-7 June 1996