Abstract

A reconfigurable optical logic unit that can execute any binary logic and arithmetic operation on the same hardware with different configurations is proposed. The design, based on cascaded terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer switches, introduces reconfigurability with the help of electro-optic switches. The model is simple and practicable.

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A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

W.-K. Choi and Y.-W. Choi, “Differential switching operation of vertical cavity laser with depleted optical thyristor for optical logic gates,” Electron. Lett. 43, 683-685 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Xu and M. Lipson, “All-optical logic based on silicon micro-ring resonators,” Opt. Express 15, 924-929 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. N. Roy and D. K. Gayen, “Integrated all-optical logic and arithmetic operations with the help of a TOAD-based interferometer device--alternative approach,” Appl. Opt. 46, 5304-5310 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and B. J. Li, “Optical switches and logic gates based on self-collimated beams in two-dimensional photonic crystals,” Opt. Express 15, 9287-9292 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

Y. A. Zaghloul and A. R. M. Zaghloul, “Unforced polarization-based optical implementation of binary logic,” Opt. Express 14, 7252-7269 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J.-Y. Kim, J.-M. Kang, T.-Y. Kim, and S.-K. Han, “All-optical multiple logic gates with xor, NOR, OR, and NAND functions using parallel SOA-MZI structures: theory and experiment,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 3392-3399 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Remacle and R. D. Levine, “All-optical digital logic: full addition or subtraction on a three-state system,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 033820 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

Y Jin, H. He, and Y. Lü, “Ternary optical computer architecture,” Phys. Scr. T118, 98-101 (2005).

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

Y. Jin, H. He, and Y. Lv, “Ternary optical computer principle,” Sci. China Ser. F Inf. Sci. 46, 145-150 (2003).

2002 (1)

Y. S. Didosyan, H. Hauser, and G. A. Reider, “Magnetooptic switch based on domain wall motion in orthoferrites,” IEEE Trans. Magn. 38, 3243-3245 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

2000 (3)

1999 (1)

1993 (1)

J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal, I. Glesk, and M. Kane, “A terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD),” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 5787-790 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

S. Mukhopadhyay, “An optical conversion system: from binary to decimal and decimal to binary,” Opt. Commun. 76, 309-312(1990).
[CrossRef]

Au, A.

Bhardwaj, A.

Bialkowski, M. E.

Boffi, P.

P. Boffi, D. Piccinin, and A. Tonini, “Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals,” Proc. SPIE 4089, 297-303 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bogoni, A.

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

Caulfield, H. J.

H. J. Caulfield, R. A. Soref, and C. S. Vikram, “Universalreconfigurable optical logic with silicon-on-insulator resonant structures,” Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 5, 14-20(2007).
[CrossRef]

Choi, W.-K.

W.-K. Choi and Y.-W. Choi, “Differential switching operation of vertical cavity laser with depleted optical thyristor for optical logic gates,” Electron. Lett. 43, 683-685 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Choi, Y.-W.

W.-K. Choi and Y.-W. Choi, “Differential switching operation of vertical cavity laser with depleted optical thyristor for optical logic gates,” Electron. Lett. 43, 683-685 (2007).
[CrossRef]

da Silva, M. G.

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Didosyan, Y. S.

Y. S. Didosyan, H. Hauser, and G. A. Reider, “Magnetooptic switch based on domain wall motion in orthoferrites,” IEEE Trans. Magn. 38, 3243-3245 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fraga, W. B.

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gayen, D. K.

Ghelfi, P.

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

Glesk, I.

J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal, I. Glesk, and M. Kane, “A terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD),” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 5787-790 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Guégan, M.

A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hamié, A.

A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hamzé, A.

A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Han, S.-K.

Hauser, H.

Y. S. Didosyan, H. Hauser, and G. A. Reider, “Magnetooptic switch based on domain wall motion in orthoferrites,” IEEE Trans. Magn. 38, 3243-3245 (2002).
[CrossRef]

He, H.

Y Jin, H. He, and Y. Lü, “Ternary optical computer architecture,” Phys. Scr. T118, 98-101 (2005).

Y. Jin, H. He, and Y. Lv, “Ternary optical computer principle,” Sci. China Ser. F Inf. Sci. 46, 145-150 (2003).

Hedekvist, P. O.

Jin, Y

Y Jin, H. He, and Y. Lü, “Ternary optical computer architecture,” Phys. Scr. T118, 98-101 (2005).

Jin, Y.

Y. Jin, H. He, and Y. Lv, “Ternary optical computer principle,” Sci. China Ser. F Inf. Sci. 46, 145-150 (2003).

Jing, H.

Kane, M.

J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal, I. Glesk, and M. Kane, “A terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD),” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 5787-790 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kang, J.-M.

Kim, J.-Y.

Kim, T.-Y.

Le Bihan, J.

A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Levine, R. D.

F. Remacle and R. D. Levine, “All-optical digital logic: full addition or subtraction on a three-state system,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 033820 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, B. J.

Lipson, M.

Liu, L.

Lü, Y.

Y Jin, H. He, and Y. Lü, “Ternary optical computer architecture,” Phys. Scr. T118, 98-101 (2005).

Lv, Y.

Y. Jin, H. He, and Y. Lv, “Ternary optical computer principle,” Sci. China Ser. F Inf. Sci. 46, 145-150 (2003).

Meloni, G.

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

Menezes, J. W. M.

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mukhopadhyay, S.

S. Mukhopadhyay, “An optical conversion system: from binary to decimal and decimal to binary,” Opt. Commun. 76, 309-312(1990).
[CrossRef]

Piccinin, D.

P. Boffi, D. Piccinin, and A. Tonini, “Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals,” Proc. SPIE 4089, 297-303 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ponzini, E.

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

Poti, L.

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

Proietti, R.

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

Prucnal, P. R.

J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal, I. Glesk, and M. Kane, “A terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD),” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 5787-790 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Reider, G. A.

Y. S. Didosyan, H. Hauser, and G. A. Reider, “Magnetooptic switch based on domain wall motion in orthoferrites,” IEEE Trans. Magn. 38, 3243-3245 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Remacle, F.

F. Remacle and R. D. Levine, “All-optical digital logic: full addition or subtraction on a three-state system,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 033820 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Roy, J. N.

Saint-Laurent, M.

Sharaiha, A.

A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sobrinho, C. S.

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sokoloff, J. P.

J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal, I. Glesk, and M. Kane, “A terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD),” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 5787-790 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Sombra, A. S. B.

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Soref, R. A.

H. J. Caulfield, R. A. Soref, and C. S. Vikram, “Universalreconfigurable optical logic with silicon-on-insulator resonant structures,” Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 5, 14-20(2007).
[CrossRef]

Supmonchai, B.

Szymanski, T. H.

Tonini, A.

P. Boffi, D. Piccinin, and A. Tonini, “Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals,” Proc. SPIE 4089, 297-303 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tyan, V.

Vahala, K.

Vikram, C. S.

H. J. Caulfield, R. A. Soref, and C. S. Vikram, “Universalreconfigurable optical logic with silicon-on-insulator resonant structures,” Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 5, 14-20(2007).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.

Wang, Y.

Wang, Z.-H.

Xu, Q.

Zaghloul, A. R. M.

Zaghloul, Y. A.

Zhang, Y.

Zhou, C.

Appl. Opt. (4)

Electron. Lett. (2)

A. Bogoni, L. Poti, R. Proietti, G. Meloni, E. Ponzini, and P. Ghelfi, “Regenerative and reconfigurable all-optical logic gates for ultra-fast applications,” Electron. Lett. 41, 435-436(2005).
[CrossRef]

W.-K. Choi and Y.-W. Choi, “Differential switching operation of vertical cavity laser with depleted optical thyristor for optical logic gates,” Electron. Lett. 43, 683-685 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal, I. Glesk, and M. Kane, “A terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD),” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 5787-790 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Magn. (1)

Y. S. Didosyan, H. Hauser, and G. A. Reider, “Magnetooptic switch based on domain wall motion in orthoferrites,” IEEE Trans. Magn. 38, 3243-3245 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. Hamié, A. Sharaiha, M. Guégan, J. Le Bihan, and A. Hamzé, “All-optical logic OR gate using two cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 49, 1568-1570 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

S. Mukhopadhyay, “An optical conversion system: from binary to decimal and decimal to binary,” Opt. Commun. 76, 309-312(1990).
[CrossRef]

W. B. Fraga, J. W. M. Menezes, M. G. da Silva, C. S. Sobrinho, and A. S. B. Sombra, “All optical logic gates based on an asymmetric nonlinear directional coupler,” Opt. Commun. 262, 32-37 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. (1)

H. J. Caulfield, R. A. Soref, and C. S. Vikram, “Universalreconfigurable optical logic with silicon-on-insulator resonant structures,” Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 5, 14-20(2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

F. Remacle and R. D. Levine, “All-optical digital logic: full addition or subtraction on a three-state system,” Phys. Rev. A 73, 033820 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Scr. (1)

Y Jin, H. He, and Y. Lü, “Ternary optical computer architecture,” Phys. Scr. T118, 98-101 (2005).

Proc. SPIE (1)

P. Boffi, D. Piccinin, and A. Tonini, “Polarization-independent bidirectional optical switch for communication signals,” Proc. SPIE 4089, 297-303 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sci. China Ser. F Inf. Sci. (1)

Y. Jin, H. He, and Y. Lv, “Ternary optical computer principle,” Sci. China Ser. F Inf. Sci. 46, 145-150 (2003).

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