8 January 1987 Nonlinear Diode Laser Amplifiers For Optical Thresholding And Logic
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Proceedings Volume 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936941
Event: 1986 International Computing Conference, 1986, Jerusalem, Israel
Subnanosecond single-beam thresholding and a high-contrast, high-gain optical AND gate are demonstrated using a nonlinear Fabry-Perot InGaAsP/InP laser amplifier. These devices switch on or off in less than a nanosecond, dissipating only femtojoules of optical input energy. They have large gain (10-20dB) and are operated using diode laser sources. The switching dynamics are theoretically modeled. Potential applications of arrays of these devices for parallel signal processing and computing are discussed.
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W. F. Sharfin, W. F. Sharfin, M. Dagenais, M. Dagenais, } "Nonlinear Diode Laser Amplifiers For Optical Thresholding And Logic", Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936941; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936941

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