Numerical analysis of ultrafast performances of all-optical logic-gate devices integrated with InAs QD-SOA and ring resonators

Atsushi Matsumoto, Keichiro Kuwata, Asuka Matsushita, Kouichi Akahane, Katsuyuki Utaka

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    Abstract

    We analytically investigate the ultrafast dynamic behavior of the proposed optical xnor and and logic gate devices, composed of a monolithically integrated highly stacked InAs quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and fabricated with the strain compensation technique and ring resonators. The calculated results indicate that the integrated device can operate in the logic gate functions at 160-Gb/s return-to-zero signals with large eye opening, the value of which is estimated to be 90.3%. This is superior to a bulk-type SOA. We show the potential of this device for routing signal processing, such as signal-label recognition in ultrafast photonic network systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number6332458
    Pages (from-to)51-58
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
    Volume49
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Keywords

    • Optical logic device
    • quantum dots
    • ring resonator
    • semiconductor optical amplifier

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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