8 January 1987 Optical Logic Functions Using Nearly Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing In Laser Diodes
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Proceedings Volume 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936979
Event: 1986 International Computing Conference, 1986, Jerusalem, Israel
Abstract
Optical logic functions can be obtained through nearly-degenerate four-wave mixing in laser diodes operating above as below threshold. In this nonlinear mixing process the pump frequency w is given either by laser oscillation or by amplification of an external pump signal. The conjugate frequency w + δw is then obtained by intracavity nearly-degenerate four-wave mixing when a probe beam of frequency w - δw is injected through the laser diode colinearly with the pump beam. Several examples using this technique are discussed including high contrast bistable memory, AND, OR, and INV gates.
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Bruno Thedrez, Bruno Thedrez, Hisao Nakajima, Hisao Nakajima, Robert Frey, Robert Frey, } "Optical Logic Functions Using Nearly Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing In Laser Diodes", Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936979; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936979
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