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Authors: W. D'Oosterlinck, J.Buron, F.Öhman, G. Morthier, R. Baets
Title: All-Optical Flip-Flop Based on an SOA/DFB-Laser Diode Optical Feedback Scheme
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 4/2007
Journal/Conference/Book: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume(Issue): 19(7) p.489-491
Internal Reference: [N-615]
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Abstract

We report on the dynamic all-optical flip-flop (AOFF)
operation of an optical feedback scheme consisting of a semiconductor
optical amplifier (SOA) and a distributed feedback laser
diode (DFB-LD), bidirectionally coupled to each other. The operation
of the AOFF relies on the interplay between the optical powers
in both the DFB-LD and the SOA. Switching times as low as 150 ps
for switch pulse energies of around 6 pJ and a repetition rate of
500 MHz have been measured. The contrast ratio was measured to
be above 12 dB.

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