Programmable fast all-optical thresholder

Aashu Jha, Chaoran Huang, Thomas Ferreira de Lima, Paul R. Prucnal

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


We theoretically study the effect of free-carrier lifetime on processing speed and nonlinearity, pertaining to our all-optical thresholder. We also experimentally demonstrate speed improvement from 400 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps incorporating PN-junction mediated free-carrier removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2020
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580767
StatePublished - 2020
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F181-CLEO-AT 2020
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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