A model for pixellation of nonlinear interference filters

E. Abraham, C. Godsalve, B. S. Wherrett

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We present a theoretical model for the effect of material pixellation on the operating characteristics of optical logic elements using nonlinear interference filters. From our calculations we predict pixel packing densities of 250×250 per cm2 (an increase of three orders of magnitude over optical pixellation) and power levels of 100 µW. We define a figure of merit which describes the effects of pixellation of thermo-optic logic elements. We also show numerically the effect on cooling rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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