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All-optical synchronous S-R flip-flop based on active interferometric devices

Reis, C. ; Maziotis, A. ; Kouloumentas, C. ; Stamatiadis, C. ; Calabretta, N. ; André, P.S ; Dionísio, R.P. ; Neto, B. ; Dorren, H.J.S ; Teixeira, A.

Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation Vol. 46, Nº 10, pp. 709 - 710, May, 2010.

ISSN (print): 0263-2241
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,39 (in 2010)

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