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Semiconductor optical amplifier based nonlinear optical loop mirror with feedback: two modes of operation at high switching rates

Manning, R., Kelly, A., Blow, K.J., Poustie, A.J., and Nesset, D. (1998) Semiconductor optical amplifier based nonlinear optical loop mirror with feedback: two modes of operation at high switching rates. Optics Communications, 157 (1-6). pp. 45-51. ISSN 0030-4018 (doi:10.1016/S0030-4018(98)00513-6)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(98)00513-6

Abstract

We describe the operating conditions under which a semiconductor optical amplifier based nonlinear loop mirror with optical feedback can have two stable modes of operation at switching rates faster than the gain recovery rate of the semiconductor optical amplifier. It can act either as an all-optical circulating shift register with inverter or as an all-optical clock divider, depending on the relative timing of the switching pulses.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Kelly, Dr Anthony
Authors: Manning, R., Kelly, A., Blow, K.J., Poustie, A.J., and Nesset, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Communications
ISSN:0030-4018
Published Online:23 December 1998

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