10 ps pulse all-optical discrimination using a high-speed saturable absorber optical gate

A. Hirano, H. Tsuda, K. Hagimoto, R. Takahashi, Y. Kawamura, H. Iwamura

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The authors propose a novel all-optical signal discriminator (ODSC) using a high-speed saturable absorber optical gate which has >20dB extinction ratio and threshold response. Error-free all-optical discrimination is realised for lOps optical pulses encoded by a 622Mbit/s PRBS (pseudorandom bit stream).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-737
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Apr 27
Externally publishedYes



  • Discriminators
  • Photonic switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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