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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1531–1533

All-optical time-delay relay based on a bacteriorhodopsin film

Guiying Chen, Yizhe Yuan, Chunping Zhang, Guan Yang, Jian Guo Tian, Tang Xu, and Q. W. Song  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1531-1533 (2006)

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Using the property of dynamic complementary suppression modulated transmission of bacteriorhodopsin film, we propose and demonstrate an all-optical time-delay relay in an incoherent light system. The relay can last for a certain amount of time after the switch function of turn off (or turn on) is activated. Furthermore, the delay time can be adjusted by changing the lifetime of the M state and the intensities of blue and yellow beams.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2006

Guiying Chen, Yizhe Yuan, Chunping Zhang, Guan Yang, Jian Guo Tian, Tang Xu, and Q. W. Song, "All-optical time-delay relay based on a bacteriorhodopsin film," Opt. Lett. 31, 1531-1533 (2006)

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