All-optical signal regeneration using parametric soliton switch

Author(s)

Collecutt, G. R.; Drummond, P. D.

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Abstract

A photonic switch in the form of a logical and gate within a planar waveguide was proposed. Investigations by numerical simulation were performed with two very interesting results. Firstly, the switch displays a highly digital response with respect to perturbations in the first two parameters, and secondly the switch continues to perform well with relative energy imbalances of up to a factor of 2. Thus not only could this switch be used very effectively as an all-optical and logic gate but by combining a signal with a well timed clock pulse-train, time domain multiplexing, demultiplexing, and signal regeneration in both pulse timing and pulse energy can be performed.

Publication year

2000

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

Conference digest of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000), Nice, France, 10-15 September 2000, p. 118

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN

9780780363182

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