Fast all optical flip-flop using coupled Mach-Zehnder interferometers

M.T. Hill, H. Waardt, de, H.J.S. Dorren

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)


Summary form given only. Recently all optical high speed gates employing interferometers containing semiconductor optical amplifiers, have been used in optical TDM networks. We outline a fast all optical flip-flop which will be useful to threshold and store the output of these gates. The flip-flop also has similar high performance and integration potential. The work reported here is an. extension of concepts developed for optical flip-flops constructed from coupled lasers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Vol 56, CLEO 2001 Technical Digest, Postconference edition
Place of PublicationWashington DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1-55752-676-1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event2001 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2001) - Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001


Conference2001 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2001)
Abbreviated titleCLEO 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States


Dive into the research topics of 'Fast all optical flip-flop using coupled Mach-Zehnder interferometers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this