All-optical synchronous S-R flip-flop based on active interferometric devices
; Maziotis, A.
; Kouloumentas, C.
; Stamatiadis, C.
; Calabretta, N.
; Dionísio, R.P.
; Dorren, H.J.S
Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation Vol. 46, Nº 10, pp. 709 - 710, May, 2010.
ISSN (print): 0263-2241
ISSN (online): 0263-2241
Journal Impact Factor: 0,662 (in 2008)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1049/el.2010.1017
An all-optical clocked set-reset flip-flop is experimentally demonstrated. It is based on a hybrid-integrated S-R latch and two additional Mach-Zehnder interferometer structures with semiconductor optical amplifiers acting as AND logic gates. The switching behaviour of the synchronous S-R flip-flop was investigated and 18 dB extinction ratio performance was achieved