All-Optical Counter Based on Optical Flip-Flop and Optical AND Gate

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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Wang, Jing; Meloni, Gianluca; Potì, Luca; Bogoni, Antonella (National Laboratory of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Via Moruzzi 1, Pisa, 56124, Italy)
Wang, Jing (Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China)
Berrettini, Gianluca (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Via Moruzzi 1, Pisa, 56124, Italy)

An all-optical counter is presented using cascaded stages composed by SOA fiber laser based optical flip-flops and SOA four wave mixing AND logic gates. Two-bit all-optical pulse counting and optical frequency division are demonstrated.