Optical nor gate using diode laser sources

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

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Two diode lasers are employed as probe and pump light sources for an optical NOR gate consisting of a GaAs/AlGaAs multiple-quantum-well étalon. The frequency spectrum of the probe diode laser was found to be influenced by pump-laser injection into the probe laser as well as feedback of the probe laser itself, which can cause erroneous gate operation or a noisy output signal. Both the pump and feedback effects on the probe-laser frequency were eliminated using a Faraday isolator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2311-2313
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Ojima, M., Chavez-Pirson, A., Lee, Y. H., Morhange, J. F., Gibbs, H. M., Peyghambarian, N. N., Juang, F. Y., Bhattacharya, P. K., & Weinberger, D. A. (1986). Optical nor gate using diode laser sources. Applied Optics, 25(14), 2311-2313. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.002311