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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2012
  • pp: 8693–8701

Single Mach–Zehnder interferometer based optical Boolean logic gates

Cláudia Reis, Tanay Chattopadhyay, Paulo André, and António Teixeira  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 36, pp. 8693-8701 (2012)

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In this paper, we demonstrate different optical logic gates using a single Mach–Zehnder interferometer with controlled phase modulators in each arm. The operational conditions to obtain 16 optical logic circuits, using the same design, are investigated and are a result of a constructive or destructive interference process. The proposed configuration presents significant low complexity and high scalability, and its feasibility is evaluated through numerical simulations.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

Cláudia Reis, Tanay Chattopadhyay, Paulo André, and António Teixeira, "Single Mach–Zehnder interferometer based optical Boolean logic gates," Appl. Opt. 51, 8693-8701 (2012)

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