Cascaded logic gates in nanophotonic plasmon networks
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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.

guide quantum circuits

operations

propagation

chip

light

physics

devices

optics

silver nanowires

manipulation

Författare

H. Wei

Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences

Z. X. Wang

Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences

X. R. Tian

Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mikael Käll

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Bionanofotonik

H. X. Xu

Lunds universitet

Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences

Nature Communications

2041-1723 (ISSN)

Vol. 2 1 art.no. 387- 387

Ämneskategorier

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

DOI

10.1038/ncomms1388