Nano photonic and ultra fast all-optical processing modules

Zeev Zalevsky, Arkady Rudnitsky, Menachem Nathan

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    Abstract

    In this paper we present an all-optical approach allowing the realization of logic gates and other building blocks of a processing unit. The modules have dimensions of only few microns, operation rate of tens of Tera Hertz, low power consumption and high energetic efficiency. The operation principle is based upon construction of unconventional wave guiding nano-photonic structures which do not include non-linear materials or interactions. The devices developed and presented in this paper include logic diffractive phase detector, generalized diffractive phase detector, logic gates as AND, OR and NOT, amplitude modulator and analog adder/subtractor.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10272-10284
    Number of pages13
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume13
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 12 Dec 2005

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