Accession Number : ADP007387

Title :   Ultrafast All-Optical Fiber Soliton Logic Gates,

Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS HOLMDEL NJ

Personal Author(s) : Islam, M. N. ; Soccolich, C. E. ; Ho, S. T. ; Slusher, R. E. ; Sauer, J. R.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : We demonstrate a cascadable soliton dragging NOR-gate with a switching energy of 5.8pJ, a fan-out of six and a potential speed of 0.2 TBit/sec. This i8 one example of a novel time domain chirp switch architecture in which digital logic i8 based on time shift keying. We also show a hybrid switch consisting of a Semiconductor waveguide followed by a polarization maintaining fiber, and we describe the application of a handful of these ultrafast gates to a 100 Gb/a soliton ring network.

Descriptors :   *NOR GATES, ENERGY, FANS, FIBERS, NETWORKS, POLARIZATION, RINGS, SEMICONDUCTORS, SOLITONS, TIME DOMAIN, WAVEGUIDES, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, OPTICAL SWITCHING, LOGIC CIRCUITS, CASCADE STRUCTURES, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE