320 Gb/s all-optical XOR gate using semiconductor optical amplifier-Mach–Zehnder interferometer and delayed interferometer

Amer Kotb*, Kyriakos E. Zoiros, Chunlei Guo

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Abstract

All-optical exclusive OR (XOR) gate with semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI) and delayed interferometer (DI) is demonstrated at 320 Gb/s through numerical simulation and analysis. The performance of the XOR gate is investigated and evaluated against the quality factor (QF). The obtained results indicate that placing the DI in series with the SOA-MZI renders acceptable QF of the XOR outcome at the target data rate, as opposed to the case without the DI, where the achievement of the same goal is not possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalPhotonic Network Communications
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • All-optical XOR gate
  • Delayed interferometer
  • Mach–Zehnder interferometer
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier

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