Optical logic elements, especially in the form of 2-D arrays, can possibly be applied to massively parallel signal processing. GaAs/AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well etalons have previously shown optical bistability and various types of logic-gate operation at room temperature. Most of these experiments have used a dye laser, which is large in size and expensive. One attractive feature of these devices is that a GaAs/AlGaAs diode laser can be used as a light source making the total system more practical. The paper demonstrates a stable optical NOR gate using two diode lasers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publisher||Optical Soc of America|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|
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