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Chinese Physics, 2005, Vol. 14(4): 774-778    DOI: 10.1088/1009-1963/14/4/023

All-optical logic-gates based on bacteriorhodopsin film

Chen Gui-Ying (陈桂英)a, Zhang Chun-Ping (张春平)a, Guo Zong-Xia (郭宗霞)a, Tian Jian-Guo (田建国)a, Zhang Guang-Yin (张光寅)a, Song Qi-Wang (宋奇望)b
a Laboratory of Advanced Technique and Fabrication for Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics Materials, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Photonics Material and Technology for Information Science, Photonics Centre, Institute of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China; b Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
Abstract  Based on self-diffraction in bacteriorhodopsin (bR) film, we propose all-optical NOT, XOR, half adder and XNOR logic operations. Using the relation between diffraction light and the polarization states of recording beams, we demonstrate NOT and XNOR logic operations. Studying the relation of polarization states among the diffracting, recording and reading beams,we implement XOR logic and half adder operations with three inputs. The methods are simple and practicable.
Keywords:  all-optical logic-gates      self-diffraction      bR film      half adder  
Received:  18 August 2004      Revised:  21 December 2004      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  42.70.Gi (Light-sensitive materials)  
  42.79.Ta (Optical computers, logic elements, interconnects, switches; neural networks)  
  42.79.Dj (Gratings)  
  42.25.Fx (Diffraction and scattering)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No 60278007) and the Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin, China (Grant No 033601311)

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Chen Gui-Ying (陈桂英), Zhang Chun-Ping (张春平), Guo Zong-Xia (郭宗霞), Tian Jian-Guo (田建国), Zhang Guang-Yin (张光寅), Song Qi-Wang (宋奇望) All-optical logic-gates based on bacteriorhodopsin film 2005 Chinese Physics 14 774

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