Comparison of All-Optical XOR Gates at 42.6Gbit/s

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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Yang, X.; Mishra, A. K.; Manning, R. J.; Webb, R. P. (Photonic Systems Group, Tyndall National Institute & Department of Physics, University College Cork, Ireland)
Maxwell, G.; Poustie, A.; Harmon, R. (Centre for Integrated Photonics (CIP) Ltd, B55 Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3RE, UK)

We report for the first time the 42.6Gbit/s bit-error rate performance of two types of all-optical XOR gates based on semiconductor optical amplifiers. We compare a hybrid integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer with a dual UNI arrangement.v