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Ultrafast WDM logic

Vahala, Kerry and Paiella, Roberto and Hunziker, Guido (1997) Ultrafast WDM logic. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 3 (2). pp. 698-701. ISSN 1077-260X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:VAHieeejstqe97

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Abstract

Ultrafast all-optical logic gates that accept optical inputs in which wavelength designates bit position within the overall byte are proposed and demonstrated. Four-wave mixing is shown to provide a conditional test function that can be used to construct any multi-input logic gate. Polarization provides the logic state for each bit. Implementations that use semiconductor optical amplifiers as the four-wave mixing medium can be monolithic and compact.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1997 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received February 12, 1997; revised May 7, 1997. This work was supported by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. The authors would like to thank Ortel Corporation and Northrop Corporation, as well as U. Koren from Lucent Technologies, for the loan of certain components used in this experiment.
Subject Keywords:Optical logic devices, optical mixing, optical signal processing, semiconductor optical amplifiers, ultafast optics, wavelength-division multiplexing.
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:VAHieeejstqe97
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/2944.605723
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