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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1650–1652

Proof of concept of directed OR/NOR and AND/NAND logic circuit consisting of two parallel microring resonators

Yonghui Tian, Lei Zhang, Ruiqiang Ji, Lin Yang, Ping Zhou, Hongtao Chen, Jianfeng Ding, Weiwei Zhu, Yangyang Lu, Lianxi Jia, Qing Fang, and Mingbin Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1650-1652 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001650


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a directed OR/NOR and AND/NAND logic circuit consisting of two parallel microring resonators (MRRs). We use two electrical signals representing the two operands of the logical operation to modulate the two MRRs through the thermo-optic effect, respectively. The final operation results are represented by the output optical signals. Both OR/NOR and AND/NAND operations at 10 kbps are demonstrated.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2011
Published: April 28, 2011

Citation
Yonghui Tian, Lei Zhang, Ruiqiang Ji, Lin Yang, Ping Zhou, Hongtao Chen, Jianfeng Ding, Weiwei Zhu, Yangyang Lu, Lianxi Jia, Qing Fang, and Mingbin Yu, "Proof of concept of directed OR/NOR and AND/NAND logic circuit consisting of two parallel microring resonators," Opt. Lett. 36, 1650-1652 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1650

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