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Optical Fredkin Gate
Author(s): Joseph Shamir; H. John Caulfield; William Miceli; Robert J. Seymour
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Paper Abstract

Much work is being done toward the optical implementation of traditional electronic processing and computing methods. Many of the proposed methods may not be the optimal way to utilize the benefits of optical techniques. We introduce here a new optical gate - the Fredkin gate - that is in principle minimally dissipative and its response time in some implementations may be limited only by the duration of optical pulses (i.e. in the subpicosecond range). To indicate the viability of this novel approach, a number of optical implementations of Fredkin gates with some interesting applications are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963473
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Joseph Shamir, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
H. John Caulfield, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
William Miceli, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)
Robert J. Seymour, GTE Laboratories Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0625:
Optical Computing
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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