Abstract

We describe the recent advances in a monolithic optoelectronic technology based on the integration of two-dimensional arrays of cascadable optical switches and optical logic gates consisting of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL’s) and heterojunction phototransistors or photothyristors. Different combinations of these components can perform optical switching, logic, memory, and regeneration. Latching, nonlatching, and bistable switches with high optical gain and contrast are demonstrated by using a single GaAs–AlGaAs epilayer design along with single-stage Boolean optical logic functions: and, or, identity, invert, nand, nor, and xor. As an application to parallel, digital arithmetic logic, we describe a simple, compact, two-chip binary adder, which uses optical symbolic substitution and two-dimensional VCSEL–PNPN logic gate arrays.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Binary arithmetic using optical symbolic substitution and integrated phototransistor surface-emitting laser logic

Julian Cheng, G. R. Olbright, and R. P. Bryan
Appl. Opt. 30(30) 4284-4287 (1991)

Passive all-optical polarization switch, binary logic gates, and digital processor

Y. A. Zaghloul, A. R. M. Zaghloul, and A. Adibi
Opt. Express 19(21) 20332-20346 (2011)

Controllable optoelectric composite logic gates based on the polarization switching in an optically injected VCSEL

Dongzhou Zhong, Yongqiang Ji, and Wei Luo
Opt. Express 23(23) 29823-29833 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (13)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription