Ternary optical computer principle

  • Yi Jin
  • Huacan He
  • Yangtian Lü


The fundamental principle and the characteristics of ternary optical computer, using horizontal polarized light, vertical polarized light and no-intensity to express information, are propounded in this paper. The practicability to make key parts of the ternary optical computer from modern micro or integrated optical devices, opto-electronic and electro-photonic elements is discussed. The principle can be applied in three-state optical fiber communication via horizontal and vertical polarized light.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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