A nanoscale data summation architecture is proposed and experimentally demonstrated based on the optical near-field interaction between quantum dots. Based on local electromagnetic interactions between a few nanometric elements via optical near fields, we can combine multiple excitations at a certain quantum dot, which allows construction of a summation architecture. Summation plays a key role for content-addressable memory, which is one of the most important functions in optical networks.
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Makoto Naruse, Tetsuya Miyazaki, Fumito Kubota, Tadashi Kawazoe, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Suguru Sangu, and Motoichi Ohtsu, "Nanometric summation architecture based on optical near-field interaction between quantum dots," Opt. Lett. 30, 201-203 (2005)