Accession Number : ADA282649

Title :   Wavelength-Encoded Processing in Semiconductor Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Dagenais, M.

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : It was the goal of this proposal to study the process of wavelength conversion and wavelength encoded processing in semiconductor laser types of devices. In particular, we report on (1) the implementation of Boolean logic using wavelength encoded inputs, (2) the use of frequency modulation to control the transmission of a Fabry-Perot laser, (3) nonlinear spectral filtering of a multi-wavelength signal, (4) wavelength-conversion and logic operation based on bistable diode laser amplifiers, including a study of crosstalk, switching power, bit-error-rates, and demonstration of an optically controllable space-switch, (5) wavelength-conversion by a T-gate device, (6) wavelength conversion using four-wave mixing in a Fabry-Perot edge-emitting and vertical cavity surface emitting laser, and (7) high-speed polarization switching ill vertical-cavity lasers

Descriptors :   *LASER AMPLIFIERS, *SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, AMPLIFIERS, CAVITIES, CONTROL, CONVERSION, CROSSTALK, DEMONSTRATIONS, DIODES, EDGES, ERRORS, FILTRATION, FOUR WAVE MIXING, FREQUENCY, FREQUENCY MODULATION, INPUT, LASERS, LOGIC, MIXING, MODULATION, OPERATION, POLARIZATION, POWER, PROCESSING, RATES, SEMICONDUCTORS, SIGNALS, SURFACES, SWITCHES, SWITCHING, VELOCITY, BOOLEAN ALGEBRA, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, LASER CAVITIES, FABRICATION, PHOTONICS, COMPUTERS, MULTIPLEXING.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE