Photonic logic by linear unidirectional interference

Pavel Ginzburg*, Alex Hayat, Victoria Vishnyakov, Meir Orenstein

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Abstract

A novel concept of unidirectional optical interference is presented, inspired by a non-Hermitian formulation of quantum mechanics via Maxwell-Schrodinger equation analogy. This model is employed for the design of photonic devices controlling strong fields by weak ones, suitable for large-scale optical logic. Implementations of very low-power photonic logic based on linear unidirectional optical gratings are presented. A linear photonic inverter is demonstrated and its performance is optimized by numerical calculations. The simulations are performed by full-vectorial beam propagation methods showing high signal to noise ratios. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4251-4256
Number of pages6
JournalOPTICS EXPRESS
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2009

Keywords

  • GATE
  • WAVE-GUIDES

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