Proposal for a novel ploymeric structure of binary operation based on photonic crystals

I. Chen Yang, Yi Pin Yang, Kun Yi Lee, I. Rong Tsai, Yong Si Tu, Sin Fu Liao, Chun Han Chou, Yen Juei Lin, Ming Lei Chang, Wei Yu Lee, Yao Tsung Tsai

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We demonstrate an all-optical Flash Memory that is a new all-optical binary operation component structure accompanied two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals (PhCs). Different from conventional waveguide methods, the Photonic Crystals structure is employed to realize the NOR logic function. It takes advantages of the device sizes are drastically reduced to a scale of a few tens of micrometers and the easy-to-implement logic function. The polymeric structure based on photonic crystals will lead to the electromagnetic-wave phase shift between the three input, resulting in electromagnetic-wave may be constructive and destructive interference procured the NOR gate logic function, the future will be able to further applied to the NOR-Flash. On the other hand, the multi-input components in optical-integrated circuits not only can improve throughput and reduce loss, but also a great hope for cloud technology that the large and complex binary operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-343
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • All-optical signal processing
  • Binary operation
  • Flash memory
  • Logic gate
  • Optical integrated circuit
  • Photonic crystals


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