Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors

Soliton all-optical logic AND gate with semiconductor optical amplifier-assisted Mach–Zehnder interferometer

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Amer Kotb

Fayoum University, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Fayoum 63514, Egypt

Kyriakos E. Zoiros

Democritus University of Thrace, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lightwave Communications Research Group, Xanthi 67100, Greece

Opt. Eng. 55(8), 087109 (Aug 23, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.8.087109
History: Received March 6, 2016; Accepted August 3, 2016
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Abstract.  The concept of soliton provides a line in research in telecommunications systems. In the present study, a soliton all-optical logic AND gate with semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-assisted Mach–Zehnder interferometer has been numerically simulated and investigated. The dependence of the output quality factor (Q-factor) on the soliton characteristics and SOA parameters has been examined and assessed. The obtained results demonstrate that the soliton AND gate is capable of operating at a data rate of 80  Gb/s with logical correctness and high-output Q-factor.

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Amer Kotb and Kyriakos E. Zoiros
"Soliton all-optical logic AND gate with semiconductor optical amplifier-assisted Mach–Zehnder interferometer", Opt. Eng. 55(8), 087109 (Aug 23, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.8.087109


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