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Design of all-optical XOR and AND logic gates based on multi-mode interference devices

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4 Author(s)
Ishizaka, Y. ; Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo, Japan ; Kawaguchi, Y. ; Saitoh, K. ; Koshiba, M.

We propose ultra-compact all-optical XOR and AND logic gates based on multi-mode interference (MMI) without using nonlinear optics. Numerical simulations show that the least ON to OFF logic-level contrast ratio is 13.3 dB for XOR logic gate and 4.3 dB for AND logic gate in the whole C-band.

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Laser and Fiber-Optical Networks Modeling (LFNM), 2010 10th International Conference on

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12-14 Sept. 2010