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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1764–1768

Highly cascadable optically bistable device for large fan-out optical computing uses

Nicholas C. Craft  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1764-1768 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.001764


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Abstract

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.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988

Citation
Nicholas C. Craft, "Highly cascadable optically bistable device for large fan-out optical computing uses," Appl. Opt. 27, 1764-1768 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-9-1764


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