Accession Number : ADA301540

Title :   Optical Four-Wave Mixing in Laser Diodes for Logic Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun 92-14 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Yeh, Pochi

PDF Url : ADA301540

Report Date : 14 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The primary objective of this research has been to investigate optical logic operation; using nonlinear optical techniques in bulk media as well as in waveguide structures such a; fibers and/or laser diodes. We have been exploring, in general, optical logic gates that can be implemented utilizing spectral parallelism. This spectral parallelism has been demonstrated for various optical computing components. While most of these components demonstrated were, implemented in photorefractive media, the possibility to perform optical logic in optical fibers a well as laser diodes has also been explored.

Descriptors :   *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *DIODE LASERS, FIBER OPTICS, LASER CAVITIES, POLARIZATION, COMPUTATIONS, GATES(CIRCUITS), PARALLEL PROCESSING, FOUR WAVE MIXING, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, GRATINGS(SPECTRA), LOGIC CIRCUITS, QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, OPTICAL CIRCUITS, PHOTOREFRACTIVE MATERIALS, IMAGE RESTORATION, PHASE CONJUGATION.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Lasers and Masers
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE