Multistate optical memory based on serially interconnected lasers

S. Zhang, D. Owens, Y. Liu, M.T. Hill, D. Lenstra, A. Tzanakaki, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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A multistate optical memory based on serially interconnected lasers is presented. We show that only one of the lasers can lase at a time, thus, the state of the optical memory is determined by the wavelength of the dominant laser. The light from the dominant laser suppresses its neighboring lasers through gain saturation, but still receives amplification by the active element of the suppressed lasers, compensating for coupling losses. This light passes through each of the successive lasers, simultaneously suppressing and being amplified. By this mechanism, all other lasers are suppressed. A five-state optical memory based on this concept is experimentally demonstrated. The contrast ratio between different states is over 30 dB. Dynamic flip-flop operation based on two different all-optical switching methods is also demonstrated.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1962-1964
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2005

Vingerafdruk

Optical data storage
Lasers
lasers
flip-flops
Flip flop circuits
optical switching
Amplification
saturation
Wavelength

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Zhang, S., Owens, D., Liu, Y., Hill, M. T., Lenstra, D., Tzanakaki, A., ... Dorren, H. J. S. (2005). Multistate optical memory based on serially interconnected lasers. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 17(9), 1962-1964. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2005.853527
Zhang, S. ; Owens, D. ; Liu, Y. ; Hill, M.T. ; Lenstra, D. ; Tzanakaki, A. ; Khoe, G.D. ; Dorren, H.J.S. / Multistate optical memory based on serially interconnected lasers. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 17, Nr. 9. blz. 1962-1964.
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Zhang, S, Owens, D, Liu, Y, Hill, MT, Lenstra, D, Tzanakaki, A, Khoe, GD & Dorren, HJS 2005, 'Multistate optical memory based on serially interconnected lasers', IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 17, nr. 9, blz. 1962-1964. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2005.853527

Multistate optical memory based on serially interconnected lasers. / Zhang, S.; Owens, D.; Liu, Y.; Hill, M.T.; Lenstra, D.; Tzanakaki, A.; Khoe, G.D.; Dorren, H.J.S.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 17, Nr. 9, 2005, blz. 1962-1964.

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