Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 19, Supplement 1, pp S47–S56 | Cite as

The role of nonlinear diode laser amplifiers in optical processors and interconnects

  • Wayne F. Sharfin
  • Mario Dagenais
Article

Abstract

The advantages to be gained from the use of optical processors and interconnects for hybrid electronic/optical signal processing networks are first presented. The physics of nonlinear diode laser amplifiers is then examined in the context of optical thresholding and logic. Specific examples of the use of these devices in simple optical processors and interconnects are proposed. The technology required for realization of arrays of laser amplifiers for the proposed applications is finally discussed.

Keywords

Signal Processing Communication Network Diode Laser Processing Network Laser Amplifier 

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Copyright information

© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne F. Sharfin
    • 1
  • Mario Dagenais
    • 1
  1. 1.GTE Laboratories IncorporatedWalthamUSA

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