Accession Number:

ADA256879

Title:

The Components of an Optical RS Flip-Flop for an Integrated Optical Processor

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Sep 1990-Jan 1992

Corporate Author:

ROME LAB ROME NY

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the design, fabrication and test of an optical RS Flip-Flop as an integrated optical memory element. The Flip-Flop has three GaAs-AlGaAs heterostructure lasers with total internal reflection mirrors. A main laser incorporates a saturable absorber to develop the bistable output characteristics. A pump laser bleaches the absorber to set the logic 1 state. A third laser quenches the main laser to reset the device to logic 0. Experiments and data for the laser quenching and bistability are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE