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Logic without energy or bandwidth limits
Author(s): Henry John Caulfield; Jonathan Westphal
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Paper Abstract

Boolean logic is an inherently irreversible, hence lossy operation. It has a well-known energy cost and an obvious time cost. To avoid those costs, we must do a different kind of logic. But, it is Boolean logic that we wish to do. We solved that dilemma by using a quantum optical logic gate that is fully reversible that yields the Boolean result after the irreversible loss of information in detection occurs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5104, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484822
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Henry John Caulfield, Diversified Research Corp. (United States)
Fisk Univ. (United States)
Jonathan Westphal, VectorLog, Inc. (United States)
Idaho State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5104:
Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications V
Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor; Michael J. Hayduk, Editor(s)

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