OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2000
  • pp: 6006–6018

Cascadable spatial-soliton logic gates

Steve Blair and Kelvin Wagner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 32, pp. 6006-6018 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.006006


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (240 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The three-terminal spatial-soliton angular-deflection geometry provides the characteristics of an inverting logic gate with gain, and phase-insensitive implementations can be realized by a number of specific nonlinear interactions between orthogonally polarized waves. In particular, numerical simulations of spatial-soliton dragging and collision are used to calculate the transfer functions of inverter and multiple configurations of two-input nor gates and to address their cascadability. These transfer functions converge in cascaded operation and suggest that fan-out greater than 2 with a large noise margin is attainable in a system with standardized signal levels. These results are obtained with the material properties of fused silica and are representative of low-loss Kerr media.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2000
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2000
Published: November 10, 2000

Citation
Steve Blair and Kelvin Wagner, "Cascadable spatial-soliton logic gates," Appl. Opt. 39, 6006-6018 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-32-6006

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited