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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1097–1102

All-optical NOR gate based on nonlinear photonic crystal microring resonators

Babak Memarzadeh Isfahani, Tahereh Ahamdi Tameh, Nosrat Granpayeh, and Ali Reza Maleki Javan  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 1097-1102 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001097


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Abstract

A T-shaped all-optical switch based on nonlinear photonic crystal microring resonator has been analyzed by the finite difference time domain method. Photonic crystal microring resonators are used because they can enhance the nonlinearity due to the localization of light and slow group velocity. By cascading two of these switches we have shown the performance of a NOR gate. The simulations show that in the OFF state the transmission of the proposed NOR gate is only about 2% while in the ON state it is about 81%.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(230.3750) Optical devices : Optical logic devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2009
Published: April 24, 2009

Citation
Babak Memarzadeh Isfahani, Tahereh Ahamdi Tameh, Nosrat Granpayeh, and Ali Reza Maleki Javan, "All-optical NOR gate based on nonlinear photonic crystal microring resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1097-1102 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-5-1097

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