Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate different optical logic gates using a single Mach–Zehnder interferometer with controlled phase modulators in each arm. The operational conditions to obtain 16 optical logic circuits, using the same design, are investigated and are a result of a constructive or destructive interference process. The proposed configuration presents significant low complexity and high scalability, and its feasibility is evaluated through numerical simulations.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Cascaded all-optical operations in a hybrid integrated 80-Gb/s logic circuit

J. D. LeGrange, M. Dinu, T. Sochor, P. Bollond, A. Kasper, S. Cabot, G. S. Johnson, I. Kang, A. Grant, J. Kay, and J. Jaques
Opt. Express 22(11) 13600-13615 (2014)

New all-optical logic gates based on the local nonlinear Mach-Zehnder interferometer

Yaw-Dong Wu, Tien-Tsorng Shih, and Mao-Hsiung Chen
Opt. Express 16(1) 248-257 (2008)

Optical logic gates based on electro-optic modulation with Sagnac interferometer

Qiliang Li, Mengyun Zhu, Dongqiang Li, Zhen Zhang, Yizhen Wei, Miao Hu, Xuefang Zhou, and Xianghong Tang
Appl. Opt. 53(21) 4708-4715 (2014)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (14)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription