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Optical Logic Gates and Flip-flops Based on Polarization-Bistable Semiconductor Lasers
Author(s): J. M. Liu; Y. C. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Based on newly-discovered direct polarization switching and polarization bistability in InGaAsP/InP lasers, we have demonstrated the operation of optical logic gates and clockea optical flip-flops for digital optical signal processing. These devices are compatible with monolithic integration. They are operable with optical signals generated by semiconductor lasers and can be used to transmit optical data between system boards through optical fiber links or free space while doing optical signal processing simultaneously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0551, Adaptive Optics, (16 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949014
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J. M. Liu, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)
Y. C. Chen, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0551:
Adaptive Optics
Jacques E. Ludman, Editor(s)

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