Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 232–237

Logic gate based on a one-dimensional photonic crystal containing quantum dots


DOI: 10.1007/s10812-010-9319-3

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Novitsky, D.V. & Mikhnevich, S.Y. J Appl Spectrosc (2010) 77: 232. doi:10.1007/s10812-010-9319-3

The feasibility of using quantum dots as a dense resonant medium with large transition dipole moments is analyzed. The possibility of creating one-dimensional photonic crystals containing quantum dots is examined on the basis of published experimental and theoretical data and the basic parameters of such systems are discussed. A numerical solution of the generalized Maxwell–Bloch equations is used to show that the interaction of coherent light pulses with a photonic structure containing quantum dots can be used to create optical logical operations of types that will depend on the spectral properties of the crystal.


dense resonant mediumquantum dotsphotonic crystaloptical logic gates

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.B. I. Stepanov Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus