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Title: All-optical transistors and logic gates using a parity-time-symmetric Y-junction: Design and simulation

Classical nonlinear or quantum all-optical transistors are dependent on the value of input signal intensity or need extra co-propagating beams. In this paper, we present a kind of all-optical transistors constructed with parity-time (PT)-symmetric Y-junctions, which perform independently on the value of signal intensity in an unsaturated gain case and can also work after introducing saturated gain. Further, we show that control signal can switch the device from amplification of peaks in time to transformation of peaks to amplified troughs. By using these PT-symmetric Y-junctions with currently available materials and technologies, we can implement interesting logic functions such as NOT and XOR (exclusive OR) gates, implying potential applications of such structures in designing optical logic gates, optical switches, and signal transformations or amplifications.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492708
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BEAMS; CONNECTORS; DESIGN; GAIN; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; SIGNALS; SIMULATION; SWITCHES; SYMMETRY; TRANSISTORS