OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 11, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1986
  • pp: 751–753

All-optical, fiber-optic modulator and logic gate using nonlinear refraction and absorption

R. Normandin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 751-753 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000751


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (397 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The first demonstration to our knowledge of new all-optical logic gates and modulators that use nonlinear refraction and absorption to modify fiber-to-fiber coupling is reported. Results are presented for the AND, NOR, NOT, and XOR functions with better than 20-dB contrast ratio. Silicon (at λ = 1.06 μm) is used as the nonlinear material for this proof-of-concept experiment. No resonators, feedback, or stringent wavelength controls are needed. The feasibility of picosecond operation is discussed.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986

Citation
R. Normandin, "All-optical, fiber-optic modulator and logic gate using nonlinear refraction and absorption," Opt. Lett. 11, 751-753 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-11-751

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited