All-optical synchronous S-R flip-flop based on active interferometric devices

C. Reis, A. Maziotis, C. Kouloumentas, C. Stamatiadis, M. Bougioukos, N. Calabretta, P. Andrè, R. Dionisio, B. Neto, H.J.S. Dorren, H. Avramopoulos, A. Teixeira

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Abstract

An all-optical clocked set-reset flip-flop is experimentally demonstrated. It is based on a hybrid-integrated S-R latch and two additional Mach-Zehnder interferometer structures with semiconductor optical amplifiers acting as AND logic gates. The switching behaviour of the synchronous S-R flip-flop was investigated and 18 dB extinction ratio performance was achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-710
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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