An all-optical processing loop circuit, pumped entirely by semiconductor diode lasers, has been constructed and operated. Functional features include optically programmable logic, thresholding, and synchronization; these are achieve using three bistable interference filter devices. The circuit is presently single-channel, however 15 × 15 capability of the devices has been demonstrated using Dammann holograms and array-to-array coupling of a pair of bistable plates; potential parallelism is in excess of 104. Circuit tolerancing is also described.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
|Event||High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications - Hague, Neth|
Duration: 12 Mar 1990 → 13 Mar 1990
|Conference||High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications|
|Period||12/03/90 → 13/03/90|