PROSPECTS FOR OPTICALLY BISTABLE DEVICES IN DIGITAL OPTICAL CIRCUITS FOR A SIMPLE OPTICAL FINITE STATE MACHINE.

S. Desmond Smith, Andrew C. Walker, Brian S. Wherrett, Frank A P Tooley

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Abstract

We review the physical principles underlying logic decision making and communication for both optics and electronics. Research directions towards demonstration machines are indicated using the experimentally proven properties of bistable memories, logic gates and optical transphasors. The demonstration of restoring optical logic, a 'lock and clock' architecture and of a simple finite state machine is described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages134-141
Number of pages8
Volume634
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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    Smith, S. D., Walker, A. C., Wherrett, B. S., & Tooley, F. A. P. (1987). PROSPECTS FOR OPTICALLY BISTABLE DEVICES IN DIGITAL OPTICAL CIRCUITS FOR A SIMPLE OPTICAL FINITE STATE MACHINE. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 634, pp. 134-141)