Accession Number : ADA188470

Title :   Ultra-High Speed Integrated Optical Waveguide Devices for Optical Computing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 86-Jan 87,

Corporate Author : TACAN CORP CARLSBAD CA

Personal Author(s) : Salour, Michael M

PDF Url : ADA188470

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : We have studied ultra-high speed waveguide devices for optical computing and logic operation that are compatible with the pulse-power and repetition rates available with picosecond pulses from a mode-locked semiconductor diode laser. Numerous variations of such logic operations have been implemented in our laboratories for the direct measurement of on-chip propagation delays and waveforms in Gigahertz logic circuits with unprecedented (approx. 10 ps) resolution and accuracy. We have also studied and performed experiments with optical circuits made with semiconductors and nonlinear polymers. Such circuits should eventually have many alternative materials, because fo the ability to integrate waveguide devices with optical sources, detectors and electronic circuitry. Keywords include: Ultra-high speed waveguide devices for optical computing.

Descriptors :   *LOGIC CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *SEMICONDUCTORS, ACCURACY, CIRCUITS, COMPUTATIONS, DETECTORS, ELECTRONICS, LOGIC, MEASUREMENT, MODE LOCKED LASERS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, OPERATION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, POLYMERS, REPETITION RATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, SOURCES, WAVEGUIDES

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Computer Hardware
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE