Abstract

A method of implementing optical logic has been realized experimentally with a novel liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulator with an integrated lens arrays. The device allows for three optical inputs and one optical output per pixel. The different logic functions realized, OR, AND, NOR, NAND, and XOR, are discussed.

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Berra, P. B.

P. S. Guilfoyle, P. B. Berra, M. Pericles, “Digital optoelectronic computer for textual pattern matching,” in Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II, D. P. Casasent, A. G. Tescher, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1297, 124–132 (1990).

Beyette, F. R.

Brubacker, J. L.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Chase, H.

Chivrovsky, L. M. F.

Cloonan, T. J.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Craft, N. C.

Criscri, R. J

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

D'Asaro, L. A.

Downs, M. M.

Feld, S. A.

Fisher, A. D.

C. Warde, A. D. Fisher, Real Time Optical Information Processing, J. L. Horner ed. (Academic, New York, 1987), pp. 478–515.

Guilfoyle, P. S.

P. S. Guilfoyle, P. B. Berra, M. Pericles, “Digital optoelectronic computer for textual pattern matching,” in Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II, D. P. Casasent, A. G. Tescher, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1297, 124–132 (1990).

Handschy, M. A.

Herron, M. J.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Hinterlong, S. J.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Irakliotis, L. J.

LaMarche, R. E.

Lentine, A. L.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

McCormick, F. B.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Mitkas, P. A.

Morrison, R. L.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Murdocca, M. J.

O'Callaghan, M. J.

Owechko, Y.

Y. Owechko, Spatial Light Modulator Technology, Material Devices, and ApplicationsU. Efron ed. (Dekker, New York, 1994), pp. 467–540.

Pericles, M.

P. S. Guilfoyle, P. B. Berra, M. Pericles, “Digital optoelectronic computer for textual pattern matching,” in Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II, D. P. Casasent, A. G. Tescher, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1297, 124–132 (1990).

Prise, M. E.

Sasian, J. M.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Supon, F. W.

Tooley, F. A. P

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Walker, S. L.

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Warde, C.

C. Warde, A. D. Fisher, Real Time Optical Information Processing, J. L. Horner ed. (Academic, New York, 1987), pp. 478–515.

Wilmsen, C. W.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (4)

P. S. Guilfoyle, P. B. Berra, M. Pericles, “Digital optoelectronic computer for textual pattern matching,” in Hybrid Image and Signal Processing II, D. P. Casasent, A. G. Tescher, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1297, 124–132 (1990).

F. B. McCormick, F. A. P Tooley, J. L. Brubacker, J. M. Sasian, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, R. L. Morrison, R. J Criscri, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, M. J. Herron, “Opto-mechanics of a free-space photonic switching fabric: the system,” in Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, R. A. Paquin, D. Vukobratovich, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1533, 97–114 (1991).

Y. Owechko, Spatial Light Modulator Technology, Material Devices, and ApplicationsU. Efron ed. (Dekker, New York, 1994), pp. 467–540.

C. Warde, A. D. Fisher, Real Time Optical Information Processing, J. L. Horner ed. (Academic, New York, 1987), pp. 478–515.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic side view of SSLM.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic drawing of circuitry on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

XOR experimental realization. View of two pixels.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental setup. Shutters S1 and S2 control inputs 1 and 2, respectively. Each beam had its own attenuator (Attn). The read beam was used to read the result, and a beam splitter was used to direct that result to the bottom half of the device for the XOR demonstration. The XOR demonstration was the only one in which shutter S3 was open.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Results of AND, NAND, NOR, and OR. Data were scanned off of the scope trace. Each division marks 5 ms, and voltage is arbitrary.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

XOR experimental results.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Set-reset type of flip-flop.

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XOR  =   A B Out 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 .

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