Construction of an all-optical flip-flop by combination of two optical triodes

Hiroyuki Tsuda, Takashi Kurokawa

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An optical flip-flop with two nonlinear étalons as inverter gates was investigated. The results show that the device works well for a large coupling constant, large detuning (which lead to a high contrast and stable operation), and short feedback delay. Based on calculated results, an optical flip-flop was constructed by coupling two optical triode switches using a nonlinear étalon and gradient-index lenses, and successful operation was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1724-1726
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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