Vol.1, No.4, 2018, pp.263-278, doi:10.32604/jaop.2019.04960
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Theoretical Implementation of All-Optical XOR Gate at 160 Gb/s Using Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers-Based Turbo-Switched Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
  • Amer Kotba,b,*, Chunlei Guoaa,c,*
a The Guo China-US Photonics Laboratory, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics, and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033, China
b Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Fayoum, Fayoum 63514, Egypt
c The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, US
* Correspondence Authors, E-mails: amer@ciomp.ac.cn (Amer Kotb); guo@optics.rochester.edu (Chunlei Guo)
Abstract
The implantation of an all-optical eXclusive-OR (XOR) gate run at 160 Gb/s using semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs)-based turbo-switched Mach-Zehnder interferometer (TS-MZI) is theoretically investigated and verified. The dependence of the quality factor (QF) on the signal and SOA key operating parameters is examined and assessed, including the impact of amplified spontaneous emission in order to obtain realistic results. A higher QF is obtained when using SOAs-based TS-MZI than when using conventional SOAs-based MZI.
Keywords
all-optical XOR gate, semiconductor optical amplifier, turbo-switched Mach-Zehnder interferometer.
Cite This Article
Kotb, A., Guoa, C. (2018). Theoretical Implementation of All-Optical XOR Gate at 160 Gb/s Using Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers-Based Turbo-Switched Mach-Zehnder Interferometer. Journal of Advanced Optics and Photonics, 1(4), 263–278.