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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2013
  • pp: 3404–3411

All-optical NAND/NOT/AND/OR logic gates based on combined Brillouin gain and loss in an optical fiber

Daisy Williams, Xiaoyi Bao, and Liang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 14, pp. 3404-3411 (2013)

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A combined Brillouin gain and loss process has been proposed in a polarization maintaining optical fiber to realize all-optical NAND/NOT/AND/OR logic gates in the frequency domain. A model describing the interaction of a Stokes, anti-Stokes, and continuous wave and two acoustic waves inside a fiber, ranging in length from 350–2300 m, was used to theoretically model the gates. Through the optimization of the pump depletion and gain saturation in the combined gain and loss process, switching contrasts of 20%–83% have been simulated for different configurations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

Daisy Williams, Xiaoyi Bao, and Liang Chen, "All-optical NAND/NOT/AND/OR logic gates based on combined Brillouin gain and loss in an optical fiber," Appl. Opt. 52, 3404-3411 (2013)

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