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dc.contributor.advisorGibbs, Hyatt M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJEWELL, JACK LEE.
dc.creatorJEWELL, JACK LEE.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:47:22Zen
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:47:22Zen
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/187651en
dc.description.abstractThe fundamental components for processing all-optically represented data, namely optical switches and logic gates are investigated. Improved techniques for fabricating nonlinear Fabry-Perot etalons containing GaAs have brought a proliferation of GaAs optical bistable devices. These devices show significant improvements in speed, power requirements, operating temperature and thermal stability. Experiments verify predictions that one can operate a single nonlinear etalon as optical logic gates or two such etalons as a flip-flop. Optimization of the logic gates is then discussed from a systems approach.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectGallium arsenide semiconductors.en_US
dc.subjectIntegrated optics.en_US
dc.subjectLogic design.en_US
dc.subjectOptical bistability.en_US
dc.subjectOptical data processing.en_US
dc.titleFABRICATION, INVESTIGATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF GALLIUM-ARSENIDE OPTICAL BISTABLE DEVICES AND LOGIC GATES.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690925095en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHopf, Freden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStegeman, Georgeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8412668en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-27T00:26:52Z
html.description.abstractThe fundamental components for processing all-optically represented data, namely optical switches and logic gates are investigated. Improved techniques for fabricating nonlinear Fabry-Perot etalons containing GaAs have brought a proliferation of GaAs optical bistable devices. These devices show significant improvements in speed, power requirements, operating temperature and thermal stability. Experiments verify predictions that one can operate a single nonlinear etalon as optical logic gates or two such etalons as a flip-flop. Optimization of the logic gates is then discussed from a systems approach.


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