All-optical flip-flop memory by using two coupled polarization switches

Y. Liu, M.T. Hill, N. Calabretta, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, D. Lenstra, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

An all-optical flip-flop memory with separate set and reset inputs is presented. The flipflop is formed from two coupled polarization switches that are operated by utilizing the nonlinear polarization rotation in semiconductor optical amplifiers. The concept of the system is explained and experimental results are presented, demonstrating that a contrast ratio of over 20 dB between output states and a switching power of less than -3 dBm can be obtained. The all-optical flip-flop can be utilized in all-optical packet switches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationproc. Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2002
EditorsTaco Visser, D., Daan Lenstra, Hugo Schouten, F.
Place of PublicationVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages199-202
ISBN (Print)90-807519-1-X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 9, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Dec 20029 Dec 2002

Conference

Conference7th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 9, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period9/12/029/12/02

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