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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 1945–1953

All-optical logic gates based on two-dimensional low-refractive-index nonlinear photonic crystal slabs

Ye Liu, Fei Qin, Zi-Ming Meng, Fei Zhou, Qing-He Mao, and Zhi-Yuan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 1945-1953 (2011)

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This article demonstrates theoretical design of ultracompact all-optical AND, NAND, OR, and NOR gates with two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal slabs. Compound Ag-polymer film with a low refractive index and large third-order nonlinearity is adopted as our nonlinear material and photonic crystal cavities with a relatively high quality factor of about 2000 is designed on this polymer slab. Numerical simulations show that all-optical logic gates with low pump-power in the order of tens of MW/cm2 can be achieved. These design results may provide very useful schemes and approaches for the realization of all-optical logic gates with low-cost, low-pump-power, high-contrast and ultrafast response-time.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(230.3750) Optical devices : Optical logic devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2011
Published: January 18, 2011

Ye Liu, Fei Qin, Zi-Ming Meng, Fei Zhou, Qing-He Mao, and Zhi-Yuan Li, "All-optical logic gates based on two-dimensional low-refractive-index nonlinear photonic crystal slabs," Opt. Express 19, 1945-1953 (2011)

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