Special Section: Selected Papers from the 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics

Nano electro-optical modulator and all-optical logic gate on a silicon chip

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Amihai Meiri, Zeev Zalevsky

Bar-Ilan University, School of Engineering, 52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel

J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051811 (June 20, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3600615
History: Received January 28, 2011; Revised May 21, 2011; Accepted May 25, 2011; Published June 20, 2011; Online June 20, 2011
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We designed a nanoscale optical communication device for use as an electro-optical modulator, an all-optical modulator, or an all-optical cascadable logic gate. The device is based on electrostatic forces and has the shape of a parallel plate capacitor. Careful planning of the dimensions allows for operation frequencies of up to hundreds of megahertz and a contrast of more than 3 dB. The device can be implemented for AND, NOT, and NAND gates.

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Amihai Meiri and Zeev Zalevsky
"Nano electro-optical modulator and all-optical logic gate on a silicon chip", J. Nanophoton. 5(1), 051811 (June 20, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3600615


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