a1 Electronics Telecommunication and Computer Dept. ISEL, R. Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, 1949-014 Lisboa, Portugal Tel: +351 21 8317290, Fax: +351 21 8317114, firstname.lastname@example.org
a2 CTS-UNINOVA, Quinta da Torre, Monte da Caparica, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal.
a3 DEE-FCT-UNL, Quinta da Torre, Monte da Caparica, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal.
Tunable WDM converters based on amorphous SiC multilayer photonic active filters are analyzed. The manipulation of the magnitude is achieved through appropriated front and back backgrounds. Transfer function characteristics are studied. Results show that the light-activated device combines the demultiplexing operation with the simultaneous photodetection and self amplification of an optical signal. Depending on the wavelength of the external background and irradiation side, it acts either as a short- or a long- pass band filter or as a band-stop filter. A combinational logic function is mapped onto an active two stage optoelectronic logic circuit. An algorithm to decode the multiplex signal is established. An optoelectronic model supports the optoelectronic logic architecture.