1 April 2010 Simple novel all-optical half-adder
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Abstract
On the basis of Sagnac interferometric structure, a simple novel ultrafast scheme of all-optical half-adder is proposed. The structure comprises two of the same balanced terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexers (TOADs). One TOAD is utilized to achieve an all-optical XOR gate, which is logic SUM. The other is utilized to obtain an all-optical AND gate, which is logic CARRY. Logical SUM and CARRY are simultaneously realized at 80 Gbit/s. Through numerical analysis, the operating characteristics of the scheme are illustrated at 80 Gbit/s. Furthermore, the carrier recovery time of the semiconductor optical amplifier is no longer a crucial parameter to restrict the operation speed of this scheme.
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Zhixin Chen, "Simple novel all-optical half-adder," Optical Engineering 49(4), 043201 (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3366669 . Submission:
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