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Fast, all-optical logic gates and transistor functionalities using a room-temperature atomic controlled Kerr gate

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Author(s)

Lu Deng, Edward W. Hagley, Runbing Li

Abstract

We demonstrate all-optical multilogic gate operations and transistor functionalities using a Kerr phase gate method in a room-temperature 85Rb vapor. Two symmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometers are constructed in the same vapor cell in which a Raman gain medium is established. We show three basic logic gates (AND, OR, and NOT) by controlling the output combinations from the two interferometers. With one weakly driven interferometer acting as the phase control light for a strongly driven interferometer, we further demonstrate optical field-effect transistor functionalities. More complex combinations of this Kerr phase gate method and scheme allow all eight basic logic gate operations including the controlled-NOT gate to be constructed and implemented.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
90
Issue
(6)

Keywords

Kerr gate, nonlinear optics, optic logics

Citation

Deng, L. , Hagley, E. and Li, R. (2014), Fast, all-optical logic gates and transistor functionalities using a room-temperature atomic controlled Kerr gate, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.90.063806 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created December 2, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018