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Nat Commun. 2011 Jul 12;2:387. doi: 10.1038/ncomms1388.

Cascaded logic gates in nanophotonic plasmon networks.

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Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Box 603-146, Beijing 100190, China.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
21750541
PMCID:
PMC3144585
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms1388
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