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Reconfigurable all optical half adder and optical XOR and AND logic gates based on 2D photonic crystals

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The use of optical devices for high-speed data transmission has been considered for some time. Structures which can be used in optical integrated circuits are very important. Photonic crystals have been used as basic structures in the design of optical devices and especially logic devices. Considering the ability of these structures to design logic gates and circuits, it is expected to use them as base structures in the design of optical integrated circuits. In this research, an optical half-adder using two-dimensional photonic crystals was designed and simulated. One of the features of this circuit is the higher power difference in the high and low logic modes, which reduces errors in detecting these two values in the output. The circuit also has the ability to use the optical gates XOR and AND. In addition, it has a small structure that makes it suitable for use in optical integrated circuits.

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The authors would like to thank the Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University for the financial support of this research project.

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Parandin, F., Reza Malmir, M. Reconfigurable all optical half adder and optical XOR and AND logic gates based on 2D photonic crystals. Opt Quant Electron 52, 56 (2020).

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