J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 49, Numéro C2, Juin 1988Optical Bistability - IV
|Page(s)||C2-459 - C2-462|
J. Phys. Colloques 49 (1988) C2-459-C2-462
ALL-OPTICAL DIGITAL CIRCUITSF.A.P. TOOLEY, B.S. WHERRETT, N.C. CRAFT, M.R. TAGHIZADEH, J.F. SNOWDON et S.D. SMITH
Department of Physics, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, GB-Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, Great-Britain
The operation of three optical circuits is described. These are : a four-channel flip-flop, a single-gate full-adder and a digital edge extractor. A recently-developed operating surface analysis is used to place requirements on gate response for successful operation and to predict switching times.