The status of bulk-GaAs etalons and their application to high-speed optical logic is summarized. A nonlinear etalon is described that can make a decision in about 1 ps and recover to make another in less than 100 ps, making possible high-speed optical logic. These recovery times are considered to be adequate for parallel computations where thermal considerations will limit the product of pixel density and repetition rate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publisher||Optical Soc of America|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1987|
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