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All-Optical XOR Based on Integrated MZI-SOA with Co and Counter-Propagation Scheme

Reis, C. ; Dionísio, R.P. ; Neto, B. ; Teixeira, A. ; André, P.S

All-Optical XOR Based on Integrated MZI-SOA with Co and Counter-Propagation Scheme, Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks – Mediterranean Winter - ICTON MW, Angers, France, Vol. -, pp. - - -, December, 2009.

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Abstract
In this work we present a review of all-optical XOR gates based on Mach-Zehnder Interferometer with Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (MZI-SOA), using NRZ modulated signals driven at 10 Gbit/s.
The performance of two alternative schemes for logical XOR gates implementation is demonstrated through numerical simulations and experimentally. The extinction ratio shows high operation performance with low degradation.