We propose new all-optical logic gates containing a local nonlinear Mach-Zehnder interferometer waveguide structure. The light-induced index changes in the Mach-Zehnder waveguide structure make the output signal beam propagate through different nonlinear output waveguides. Based on the output signal beam propagating property, various all-optical logic gates by using the local nonlinear Mach-Zehnder waveguide interferometer structure with two straight control waveguides have been proposed to perform XOR/NXOR, AND/NAND, and OR/NOR logic functions.
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