Laser Chemistry

Laser Chemistry / 2002 / Article

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Volume 20 |Article ID 705925 | 7 pages |

Realization of Optical Logic Gates Using the Thermal Lens Effect

Received07 Mar 2002


A sensitive method based on the principle of photothermal phenomena to realize optical logic gates is presented. A dual beam thermal lens method using low power cw lasers in a dye-doped polymer can be very effectively used as an alternate technique to perform the logical function such as NAND, AND and OR.

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