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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2570–2577

Ultrafast all-optical logic gate using a nonlinear optical loop mirror based multi-periodic transfer function

Yuji Miyoshi, Kensuke Ikeda, Hideaki Tobioka, Takashi Inoue, Shu Namiki, and Ken-ichi Kitayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2570-2577 (2008)

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A complete set of all-optical logic gate operations using a onlinear-optical-loop-mirror-based multi-periodic transfer function is proposed. This scheme can operate all of sixteen two-input logic operations without changing configuration. We experimentally demonstrate AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, and XNOR operations at 40 Gbit/s in a single configuration. We investigate the limitation of processing speed, and numerical simulation will show the feasibility of the processing speed up to 350 Gbit/s.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic

ToC Category:
Optics in computing

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2007
Published: February 11, 2008

Yuji Miyoshi, Kensuke Ikeda, Hideaki Tobioka, Takashi Inoue, Shu Namiki, and Ken-ichi Kitayama, "Ultrafast all-optical logic gate using a nonlinear optical loop mirror based multi-periodic transfer function," Opt. Express 16, 2570-2577 (2008)

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