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All-Optical Logic Elements For Optical Processing
Author(s): Brian S. Wherrett; Yuk Tak Chow; David C. Hutchings; Ashley D. Lloyd; Istvan Janossy
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Paper Abstract

Theoretical and experimental studies aimed at low power all-optical bistability in thermal devices are described. Cavities containing semiconductors, liquid crystals and liquids have been investigated. Submilliwatt and laser-diode-induced switching is reported for metal cavities containing strongly thermo-optic liquid crystal material. Aspects of switching dynamics are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0800, Novel Optoelectronic Devices, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941202
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Brian S. Wherrett, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
Yuk Tak Chow, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
David C. Hutchings, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
Ashley D. Lloyd, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
Istvan Janossy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0800:
Novel Optoelectronic Devices
M. J. Adams, Editor(s)

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