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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2000
  • pp: 69–74

All-optical binary counter

Alistair Poustie, R. J. Manning, A. E. Kelly, and K. J. Blow  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 69-74 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.6.000069


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an all-optical binary counter composed of four semiconductor optical amplifier based all-optical switching gates. The time-of-flight optical circuit operates with bit-differential delays between the exclusive-OR gate used for modulo-2 binary addition and the AND gate used for binary carry detection. A movie of the counter operating in real time is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 1999
Published: January 31, 2000

Citation
Alistair Poustie, Robert Manning, A. Kelly, and Keith Blow, "All-optical binary counter," Opt. Express 6, 69-74 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-6-3-69


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