Accession Number : ADA329967

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

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 94-Aug 96

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

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

PDF Url : ADA329967

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This project is a continuation of a joint theoretical experimental research program which was undertaken to initiate the development of novel quantum devices for greatly improved optical communications and switching in both local network and long haul applications. In this final report we present the results obtained in the various efforts undertaken by each of the principal investigators. Specifically, we describe the demonstration of the first photonic wire semiconductor la and the lasers with directional light output and the investigation of novel microcavity semiconductor laser structure; we also present the results of our investigation on the implementation of nondegenerate parametric amplifier in fiber lines that support communication rates of ten's of gigabits per second, together with the results of our modeling and experimental efforts for our proposed long term storage of soliton bit streams in fiber/PSA rings. We also present the progress on the theoretical investigation to determine the ultimate quantum limit on optical switching.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL SWITCHING, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, PHOTONS, QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, LASER AMPLIFIERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE