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Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications
Toronto Canada
March 28, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-768-7
Poster Session II (TuC)

Noise-immune universal computation using Manakov soliton collision cycles

Darren Rand, Ken Steiglitz, and Paul R. Prucnal


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We show that bistable collision cycles of Manakov solitons are capable of universal, all-optical computation with state restoration. NAND gates and FANOUT are realized by soliton collisions in a homogeneous nonlinear medium.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic

D. Rand, K. Steiglitz, and P. R. Prucnal, "Noise-immune universal computation using Manakov soliton collision cycles," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuC6.

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