Accession Number : ADP008166

Title :   Energy Contrast from Cascaded Soliton Logic Gates,

Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS HOLMDEL NJ

Personal Author(s) : Soccolich, C. E. ; Islam, M. N. ; Chbat, M. W. ; Prucnal, P.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : We cascade an ultrafast, all-optical soliton dragging logic gate (SDLG)1 with a soliton trapping AND-gate (STAG)2 and measure an energy contrast of approx. 12:1 at the output. SDLG's exhibit fan-out and cascadability; however, the output is in time-shift-keyed formal STAG's are sensitive to the timing of the input pulses and provide an energy contrast at the output. Therefore, STAG's convert the time-shift-keyed signal to an amplitude-shift-keyed output that can be measured with a detector.

Descriptors :   *LOGIC CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, AMPLITUDE, CONTRAST, DETECTORS, ENERGY, INPUT, OUTPUT, PULSES, SIGNALS, SOLITONS, GATES(CIRCUITS).

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE