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9 June 1986 Optical Computing And Logic Using Sagnac Interferometric Switches
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Proceedings Volume 0625, Optical Computing; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963484
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
A, new optical switching device, the two-port Sagnac interferometric switch (TPSIS) is proposed. The TPSIS uses a polarizing beam splitter and half-wave plate to auto-isolate beam retroreflections. Since the polarizing beam splitter separates the interferometer input and output signals the TPSIS can be used as a two-port ultrafast optical logic device. The applications of TPSIS to binary, and multiple-valued,logic and arithmetic all-optical computation are discussed. Using the TPSIS, various Post, Residue and Webb multi-valued logic and arithmetic functions can be optically implemented. A number of implementation examples are presented.
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G. Eichmann, Y. Li, M. Conner, and R. R. Alfano "Optical Computing And Logic Using Sagnac Interferometric Switches", Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963484
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