We demonstrate a cascadable soliton dragging NOR-gate with a switching energy of 5.8pJ, a fan-out of six and a potential speed of 0.2 TBitsec. This i8 one example of a novel time domain chirp switch architecture in which digital logic i8 based on time shift keying. We also show a hybrid switch consisting of a Semiconductor waveguide followed by a polarization maintaining fiber, and we describe the application of a handful of these ultrafast gates to a 100 Gba soliton ring network.
This article is from 'OSA Proceedings of the International Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching Held in Salt Lake City, Utah on 6-8 March 1991. Volume 8,' AD-A253 016, p98 thru p104.