Optical flip-flop based on two-coupled mode-locked ring lasers

E. Tangdiongga, X. Yang, Z. Li, Y. Liu, D. Lenstra, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We report an all-optical flip-flop that is based on two coupled actively mode-locked fiber ring lasers. The lasers are coupled so that when one of the lasers lases, it quenches lasing in the other laser. The state of the flip-flop is determined by the wavelength of the laser that is currently lasing. The concept of the flip-flop is explained and experimental results are presented that indicate a flip-flop operation over 25-dB contrast ratio and less than 0.3-mW switching power.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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