All-optical logic gate operating with single wavelength

Akihiro Fushimi, Takasumi Tanabe

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    Abstract

    We design scalable all-optical logic gates that operate with the same input and output wavelength. We demonstrated the operation by using coupled mode equations, and investigated the impact of input power fluctuations and fabrication errors. We found that a wavelength fluctuation 0.3 times greater than the resonant wavelength width will degrade the operation of the system. Stronger coupling increases the wavelength tolerance. As regards coupling coefficient fluctuation, we found that the system is error-free when the fabrication precision is better than ± 5 nm. This study provides information on the required input power stability and tolerable fabrication errors of a scalable system, which moves the numerical study closer to practical realization.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4466-4479
    Number of pages14
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume22
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 24

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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