All-optical AND gate based on ultrafast carrier dynamics in multi-quantum-well semiconductor optical amplifier

X. Yang, A.K. Mishra, D. Lenstra, Frans Huijskens, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-optical AND gate that is operated by the nonlinear phase shift in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The gate is made out of a commercially available InGaAsP-InGaAs multi-quantum-well (MQW) SOA placed in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. All-optical AND gate operation is demonstrated for 200 fs optical pulses. We show that the gate has a contrast ratio better than 11 dB and that the switching time is less than 1 picosecond. The gate is operated with pulse energies of 800 femtojoule.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationproc. IEEE/LEOS Benelux Annual Symposium 2003, Enschede, The Netherlands
Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages209-212
ISBN (Print)90-365-1990-X
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event8th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, November 20-21, 2003, Enschede, Netherlands - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Nov 200321 Nov 2003

Conference

Conference8th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, November 20-21, 2003, Enschede, Netherlands
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period20/11/0321/11/03

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