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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14442–14451

Optical quasi logic gates based on polarization-dependent four-wave mixing in subwavelength metallic waveguides

Lujun Wang, Lianshan Yan, Yinghui Guo, Kunhua Wen, Wei Pan, and Bin Luo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14442-14451 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014442


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Abstract

All-optical quasi logic gates are demonstrated by means of polarization-dependent four-wave mixing (FWM) in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguides filled with a Kerr nonlinear medium. By using finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) methods, we perform a quantitative comparison of the FWM efficiency associated with different pump polarization states. By manipulating the core thickness and the polarization properties of the pump and signals, all-optical NOT, NAND, NOR, and NXOR logical functions are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2013
Published: June 10, 2013

Citation
Lujun Wang, Lianshan Yan, Yinghui Guo, Kunhua Wen, Wei Pan, and Bin Luo, "Optical quasi logic gates based on polarization-dependent four-wave mixing in subwavelength metallic waveguides," Opt. Express 21, 14442-14451 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14442


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