Design and analysis of an all-optical processor for modular arithmetic

W.M. Wong, K.J. Blow

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We present a logical design of an all-optical processor that performs modular arithmetic. The overall design is based a set of interconnected modules that use all-optical gates to perform simple logical functions. The all-optical logic gates are based on the semiconductor optical amplifier nonlinear loop. Simulation results are presented and some practical design issues are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-433
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2006


  • optical networks
  • optical logic
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers


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