The timing restrictions for soliton dragging logic gates (SDLG)1 can be relaxed by asymmetrizing the interaction between the orthogonally polarized control and signal pulses. In particular, by prechirping the signal pulse in a normal group velocity dispersion fiber, we find experimentally that the timing restriction can be loosened from less than two pulse widths to over 3.3 pulse widths. For this passive prechirper arrangement, the timing restrictions are loosened at the expense of increased minimum switching energy.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription