Accession Number : ADA300165

Title :   Ultra-High Speed Optical Communication and Switching via Novel Quantum Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCI ENCE

Personal Author(s) : Yuen, Horace P. ; Kumar, Prem ; Ho, Sen-Tiong

PDF Url : ADA300165

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : A joint theoretical experimental research program was undertaken to initiate the development of novel quantum devices for greatly improved optical communication and switching in both local network and long haul applications. Specifically, Northwest University theoretically investigated and experimentally realized novel quantum amplifiers (phase sensitive linear amplifiers and photon number amplifiers) and ultrafast all optical switches that would lead to the development of ultrahigh speed networks. The main effort was directed toward the development of phase sensitive switches, a preliminary experimental investigation of waveguide single quadrature duplicator, and the corresponding theoretical support and exploration.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, LINEAR SYSTEMS, HIGH RATE, NETWORKS, SENSITIVITY, PHOTONS, QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, AMPLIFIERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE