All-optical Data Processing Using Directional Monostability in Semiconductor Ring Laser

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Yu, Siyuan; Wang, Zhuoran (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK)
Furst, Sandor; Sorel, Marc (Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8LT, UK)

This paper describes all-optical data processing characteristics of an optical digital device based on the directional optical bistability and monstability in semiconductor ring laser. Experimental demonstration of alloptical monostable and data gating operations is reported.