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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2008
  • pp: 3737–3742

Reconfigurable optical logic unit with a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer and electro-optic switches

Zhang Yi Shen and Lin Li Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 21, pp. 3737-3742 (2008)

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A reconfigurable optical logic unit that can execute any binary logic and arithmetic operation on the same hardware with different configurations is proposed. The design, based on cascaded terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer switches, introduces reconfigurability with the help of electro-optic switches. The model is simple and practicable.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Computing

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2008
Published: July 11, 2008

Zhang Yi Shen and Lin Li Wu, "Reconfigurable optical logic unit with a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer and electro-optic switches," Appl. Opt. 47, 3737-3742 (2008)

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