All-optical XOR, NOR, and NAND logic functions with parallel semiconductor optical amplifier-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer modules

Amer Kotb*, Kyriakos E. Zoiros, Chunlei Guo

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Abstract

The performance of XOR, NOR, and NAND functions implemented all-optically (AO) using two parallel semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based Mach-Zehnder interferometers is simulated and investigated. The dependence of the quality factor on key input signals and SOAs parameters is investigated and assessed. The obtained results show that the target AO Boolean functions can simultaneously be realized with the employed scheme with both logical correctness and high quality at 80 Gb/s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-433
Number of pages8
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • All-optical NAND gate
  • All-optical NOR gate
  • All-optical XOR gate
  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier

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