All-optical inverter with a vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifier

Antonio Hurtado, Veronica Gauss, Doug Jorgesen, Sadik Esener, Michael J. Adams

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


Experimental and theoretical analysis of an 850 nm-VCSOA all-optical inverter is reported. The performance of the inverter shows low switching power requirements, high extinction ratio and fast speed operation in the order of several Gbits/sec.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528964
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventNonlinear Photonics, NP 2010 - Karlsruhe, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 201024 Jun 2010


ConferenceNonlinear Photonics, NP 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • high extinction ratios
  • speed operation
  • switching power
  • vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers


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