Accession Number : ADP007835

Title :   Optical Bistability with Subpicosecond Switching Time,

Corporate Author : ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE PALAISEAU (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Paye, Jerome ; Hulin, Daniele

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Optical bistability is one of the most promising ways toward optical dynamic memories. To overcome the fundamental limitations of electronics concerning speed and parallelism, optical logic elements have been demonstrated with fast response times and/or parallel architectures. Concerning speed, the subpicosecond time scale has been reached for all-optical gates. Since computation requires a means to store transient data, there is a need to demonstrate an optical memory element with a switching time that can match the subpicosecond response time of all-optical gates.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL SWITCHING, COMPUTATIONS, DYNAMICS, ELECTRONICS, LIMITATIONS, LOGIC ELEMENTS, RESPONSE, SCALE, TIME, TRANSIENTS, VELOCITY, GATES(CIRCUITS), LOGIC CIRCUITS, FRANCE, OPTICAL STORAGE.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE