The demonstration of restoring digital optical logic

S. D. Smith, A. C. Walker, F. A P Tooley, B. S. Wherrett

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Abstract

Nonlinear all-optical circuit elements can be used to create indefinitely extensible optical logic. By the use of a 'lock and clock' architecture and an off-axis configuration of the power and signal beams, signal corruption can be avoided and standardized signal levels through cascaded devices maintained. Several loop circuits have been operated to demonstrate a simple 'optical classical finite state machine'. © 1987 Nature Publishing Group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume325
Issue number6099
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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