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Polarization-encoded all-optical quaternary universal inverter and design of multivalued flip-flop
Author(s): Tanay Chattopadhyay; Jitendra Nath Roy
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Paper Abstract

Quaternary inverters are the fundamental building blocks of multivalued flip-flops (MVFFs). A novel all-optical quaternary universal inverter circuit with the help of a semiconductor optical amplifier-assisted Sagnac switch is proposed and described. This circuit exploits the polarization properties of light. Different logical states are represented by different polarization states of light. A terahertz optical asymmetric multiplexer-based gate plays an important role here. Numerical simulation results confirming the described method are given. An all-optical circuit for a MVFF (quaternary) with the help of our proposed quaternary universal inverter is also designed, and simulation results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(3) 035201 doi: 10.1117/1.3362897
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 3
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Tanay Chattopadhyay, College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat (India)
Jitendra Nath Roy, College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat (India)

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