Ultra-High Speed Optical Communication and Switching via Novel Quantum Devices
Final technical rept. Jul 94-Aug 96
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL
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This project is a continuation of a joint theoretical experimental research program which was undertaken to initiate the development of novel quantum devices for greatly improved optical communications and switching in both local network and long haul applications. In this final report we present the results obtained in the various efforts undertaken by each of the principal investigators. Specifically, we describe the demonstration of the first photonic wire semiconductor la and the lasers with directional light output and the investigation of novel microcavity semiconductor laser structure we also present the results of our investigation on the implementation of nondegenerate parametric amplifier in fiber lines that support communication rates of tens of gigabits per second, together with the results of our modeling and experimental efforts for our proposed long term storage of soliton bit streams in fiberPSA rings. We also present the progress on the theoretical investigation to determine the ultimate quantum limit on optical switching.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
- Non-Radio Communications