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An optical semiconductor photonic transistor design and simulations
Author(s): Shaowen Song; Eugene Popescu; Shaun Wigger
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a wideband optical semiconductor Photonic Transistor (PT) and computer simulation results. The PT can be used to construct either N-valued digital photonic logic gates or binary Boolean logic gates. Digital photonic circuits can then be built using these logic gates. We used a buried stripe wave guide heterojunction microstructure for the PT. The objective of this paper is to report the results of computer simulations with different active region dimensions for the same design. Numerical experiments have shown that the same logic function can be achieved with different sizes of the PT, by setting the appropriate signal powers. However, smaller size designs have the advantage of higher speeds and low power consumptions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 63432O (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707755
Show Author Affiliations
Shaowen Song, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)
Eugene Popescu, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Shaun Wigger, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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