All-Optical Flip-Flop Based on Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Bistable Laser Diode

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Takeda, Koji; Takenaka, Mitsuru; Tanemura, Takuo; Nakano, Yoshiaki (Dept. Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Takeda, Koji; Tanemura, Takuo; Nakano, Yoshiaki (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

We fabricate and demonstrate all-optical flip-flop based on novel Mach-Zehnder interferometer bistable laser structure. The MZI-BLD successfully improves falling time to 68ps, switching pulse energy to 67pJ, and threshold current, owing to large modes overlap.