Limited cascadability and fan-out are among the problems associated with the use of optically bistable Fabry-Perot etalons as optical logic elements. A novel etalon-based device is described which is shown to have a much increased cascadability, and therefore fan-out capability, over conventional optical logic elements.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 17, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988
Nicholas C. Craft, "Highly cascadable optically bistable device for large fan-out optical computing uses," Appl. Opt. 27, 1764-1768 (1988)