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Optical Engineering

Nonlinear Optical Circuit Elements As Logic Gates For Optical Computers: The First Digital Optical Circuits
Author(s): S. D. Smith; I. Janossy; H. A. MacKenzie; J. G.H. Mathew; J. J.E. Reid; M. R. Taghizadeh; F. A.P. Tooley; A. C. Walker
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Paper Abstract

The first digital all-optical circuits based on intrinsic bistable devices have now been realized. Experimental results with two systems, InSb etalons and nonlinear interference filters containing ZnSe, are presented and discussed. These results indicate that a digital optical processor incorporating devices of this type would appear to be feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 24(4) 244569 doi: 10.1117/12.7973531
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 24, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
S. D. Smith, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
I. Janossy, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
H. A. MacKenzie, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
J. G.H. Mathew, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
J. J.E. Reid, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
M. R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
F. A.P. Tooley, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
A. C. Walker, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)


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