Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOA) Performance Optimization in Optical Communication System

Date Added: Sep 2012
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The paper has been focused on the XOR, AND, OR logic gate implementation, since it is a very versatile approach for implementing many functions in optical networks. The development and study of a novel architecture based on cascaded SOA-MZIs to perform the logic XOR operation between two input binary sequences. The experimental implementation and operation demonstration of the optical XOR logic gate at 10 Gbit/s. The extension and study of the SOA-MZI based logic-gate devices to perform other functions, like AND, OR operations with minor changes in the initial architecture.