Abstract

We present a novel way of performing optical logic. The proposed logic device is based on the polarization switching observed in the first-order diffraction from a laser-excited grating in a dye-doped solid.

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1989 (1)

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

1987 (2)

1986 (5)

1985 (2)

Y. C. Chen, J. M. Liu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 16 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Liu, Y. C. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 298 (1985).

1983 (1)

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1981 (2)

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 13, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, Opt. Commun. 39, 265 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

B. Watrasiewicz, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 213 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

Sh. D. Kakichashvilli, Opt. Spectrosc. 3, 171 (1972).

Alfano, R. R.

Bar-Joseph, I.

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, Opt. Commun. 39, 265 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Barker, C. E.

R. Trebino, C. E. Barker, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1413 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Bazhenov, V. Yu.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, V. B. Taranenko, M. V. Vasnetsov, in Optical Processing and Computing, H. H. Arsenault, T. Szoplik, B. Macukow, eds. (Academic, Orlando, Fla., 1989), Chap. 4, pp. 134–135.

Boggess, T. F.

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R. W.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Y. C.

Y. C. Chen, J. M. Liu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 16 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Liu, Y. C. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 298 (1985).

Dragostinova, V.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 13, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Eason, R W.

Eichler, H. J.

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).

Eichmann, G.

Fainman, Y.

Gibbs, H. M.

H. M. Gibbs, Optical Bistability—Controlling Light with Light (Academic, New York, 1985).

Guest, C. C.

Günter, P.

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).

Kakichashvilli, Sh. D.

Sh. D. Kakichashvilli, Opt. Spectrosc. 3, 171 (1972).

Khoury, J. A.

Korpel, A.

Kramer, M. A.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kumar, G. R.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S. H.

Li, Y.

Liu, J. M.

Y. C. Chen, J. M. Liu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 16 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Liu, Y. C. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 298 (1985).

Lohmann, A. W.

Miller, A.

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Montecchi, M.

Nikolova, L.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 13, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

O'Meara, T. R.

T. R. O'Meara, D. M. Pepper, J. O. White, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), Chap. 14, p. 562.

Pepper, D. M.

T. R. O'Meara, D. M. Pepper, J. O. White, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), Chap. 14, p. 562.

Perryman, G. P.

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Pohl, D. W.

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).

Romagnoli, M.

Settembre, M.

Sharma, K. K.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

R. Trebino, C. E. Barker, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1413 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, Opt. Commun. 39, 265 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Singh, B. P.

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. L.

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Soskin, M. S.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, V. B. Taranenko, M. V. Vasnetsov, in Optical Processing and Computing, H. H. Arsenault, T. Szoplik, B. Macukow, eds. (Academic, Orlando, Fla., 1989), Chap. 4, pp. 134–135.

Taranenko, V. B.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, V. B. Taranenko, M. V. Vasnetsov, in Optical Processing and Computing, H. H. Arsenault, T. Szoplik, B. Macukow, eds. (Academic, Orlando, Fla., 1989), Chap. 4, pp. 134–135.

Todorov, T.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 13, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Tomova, N.

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 13, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Tompkin, W. R.

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Trebino, R.

R. Trebino, C. E. Barker, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1413 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Vainos, N. A.

Vasnetsov, M. V.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, V. B. Taranenko, M. V. Vasnetsov, in Optical Processing and Computing, H. H. Arsenault, T. Szoplik, B. Macukow, eds. (Academic, Orlando, Fla., 1989), Chap. 4, pp. 134–135.

Watrasiewicz, B.

B. Watrasiewicz, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 213 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Weigelt, J.

Wherrett, B. S.

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

White, J. O.

T. R. O'Meara, D. M. Pepper, J. O. White, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), Chap. 14, p. 562.

Appl. Opt. (5)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. C. Chen, J. M. Liu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 16 (1985).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

J. M. Liu, Y. C. Chen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 298 (1985).

A. L. Smirl, T. F. Boggess, B. S. Wherrett, G. P. Perryman, A. Miller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 690 (1983).
[CrossRef]

R. Trebino, C. E. Barker, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1413 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. Silberberg, I. Bar-Joseph, Opt. Commun. 39, 265 (1981).
[CrossRef]

G. R. Kumar, B. P. Singh, K. K. Sharma, Opt. Commun. 73, 81 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

B. Watrasiewicz, Opt. Laser Technol. 7, 213 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, N. Tomova, V. Dragostinova, Opt. Quantum Electron. 13, 209 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

Sh. D. Kakichashvilli, Opt. Spectrosc. 3, 171 (1972).

Phys. Rev. A (1)

M. A. Kramer, W. R. Tompkin, R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 34, 2026 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (4)

H. J. Eichler, P. Günter, D. W. Pohl, Laser Induced Dynamic Gratings (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986).

H. M. Gibbs, Optical Bistability—Controlling Light with Light (Academic, New York, 1985).

T. R. O'Meara, D. M. Pepper, J. O. White, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), Chap. 14, p. 562.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, M. S. Soskin, V. B. Taranenko, M. V. Vasnetsov, in Optical Processing and Computing, H. H. Arsenault, T. Szoplik, B. Macukow, eds. (Academic, Orlando, Fla., 1989), Chap. 4, pp. 134–135.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diffraction from a LEG. A, B, and D are input beams; ±1 and ±2 are first- and second-order diffracted beams of D.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Polarization switching: (a) All input beams have horizontal polarization, and ±1 and ±2 orders have the same polarization. (b) A and D have horizontal polarization, while B has vertical polarization; ±1 have the polarization of B and are therefore missing. (c) A has horizontal polarization, and B and D have vertical polarizations; ±1 have the polarization of A and are therefore present. In all the cases, ±2 have the polarization of D. Vertically polarized transmitted beams A, B, and D appear as faint spots.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

LEG logic gates using polarization switching and the relevant truth tables. (a) exclusive or (xor) gate; A, B, and D are inputs, and Z1 is the output. (b) and gate; Z2 is the output. BS's, beam splitters; M's, mirrors.

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Table 1 Polarization of Input and Diffracted Beamsa

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