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Optical Computing And Logic Using Sagnac Interferometric Switches
Author(s): G. Eichmann; Y. Li; M. Conner; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

A, new optical switching device, the two-port Sagnac interferometric switch (TPSIS) is proposed. The TPSIS uses a polarizing beam splitter and half-wave plate to auto-isolate beam retroreflections. Since the polarizing beam splitter separates the interferometer input and output signals the TPSIS can be used as a two-port ultrafast optical logic device. The applications of TPSIS to binary, and multiple-valued,logic and arithmetic all-optical computation are discussed. Using the TPSIS, various Post, Residue and Webb multi-valued logic and arithmetic functions can be optically implemented. A number of implementation examples are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963484
Show Author Affiliations
G. Eichmann, City College of the City University of New York (United States)
Y. Li, City College of the City University of New York (United States)
M. Conner, City College of the City University of New York (United States)
R. R. Alfano, City College of the City University of New York (United States)


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

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