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N-nary optical semiconductor photonic transistor
Author(s): Shaowen Song; Eugeniu M. Popescu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a novel optoelectronic device, called a photonic transistor, and we investigate its properties as they pertain to digital electronic applications. The photonic transistor design is based on a heterojunction configuration similar to a semiconductor optical amplifier, and can be used to construct either N-nary digital logic gates or binary Boolean logic gates. The properties of the photonic transistor are investigated using computer simulations, and the numerical results indicate that such a device can be successfully used in digital optoelectronic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(11) 115201 doi: 10.1117/1.2802090
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 11
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Shaowen Song, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)
Eugeniu M. Popescu, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)

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