Novel All-Optical Logic Gate Using an Add/Drop Filter and Intensity Switch
Abstract:A novel design of all-optical logic device is proposed. An all-optical logic device system composes of an optical intensity switch and add/drop filter. The intensity switch is formed to switch signal by using the relationship between refraction angle and signal intensity. In operation, two input signals are coupled into one with some coupling loss and attenuation, in which the combination of add/drop with intensity switch produces the optical logic gate. The advantage is that the proposed device can operate the high speed logic function. Moreover, it uses low power consumption. Furthermore, by using the extremely small component, this design can be put into a single chip. Finally, we have successfully produced the all-optical logic gate that can generate the accurate AND and NOT operation results.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-12-01
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