OPTICAL NOR GATE USING DIODE LASER SOURCES.

Masahiro Ojima, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Yong H. Lee, Jean F. Morhange, Feng Yuh Juang, Pallab K. Bhattacharya, Doreen A. Weinberger, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Nasser Peyghambarian

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherOptical Soc of America
Pages229-232
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0936659661
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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    Ojima, M., Chavez-Pirson, A., Lee, Y. H., Morhange, J. F., Juang, F. Y., Bhattacharya, P. K., Weinberger, D. A., Gibbs, H. M., & Peyghambarian, N. (1987). OPTICAL NOR GATE USING DIODE LASER SOURCES. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 229-232). Optical Soc of America.