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 publication2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580767
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081


Conference2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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