Cascaded logic gates in nanophotonic plasmon networks
Journal article, 2011

Optical computing has been pursued for decades as a potential strategy for advancing beyond the fundamental performance limitations of semiconductor-based electronic devices, but feasible on-chip integrated logic units and cascade devices have not been reported. Here we demonstrate that a plasmonic binary NOR gate, a 'universal logic gate', can be realized through cascaded OR and NOT gates in four-terminal plasmonic nanowire networks. This finding provides a path for the development of novel nanophotonic on-chip processor architectures for future optical computing technologies.

physics

silver nanowires

propagation

devices

optics

operations

manipulation

guide quantum circuits

chip

light

Author

H. Wei

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Z. X. Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences

X. R. Tian

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mikael Käll

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Bionanophotonics

H. X. Xu

Lund University

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Nature Communications

2041-1723 (ISSN)

Vol. 2 1 art.no. 387- 387

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

DOI

10.1038/ncomms1388

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