All-Optical Flip-Flop and Digital Inverter Functions using a Monolithic 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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Giuliani, Guido (Dipartimento di Elettronica, University of Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, i-27100 Pavia, Italy)
Yu, Siyuan; Wang, Zhuoran; Yuan, Guohui; Li, Bei; Memon, Muhammad Irfan (Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.)
Furst, Sandor; Sorel, Marc (Dept. of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LT, U.K.)

All-Optical digital functions are experimentally demonstrated using a monolithic semiconductor ring laser (SRL). The SRL can operate as Flip-Flop for digital memory applications, and as a digital inverter with potential for all-optical 2R regeneration.