All optical programmable logic array (PLA)

Dawit Hiluf

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A programmable logic array (PLA) is an integrated circuit (IC) logic device that can be reconfigured to implement various kinds of combinational logic circuits. The device has a number of AND and OR gates which are linked together to give output or further combined with more gates or logic circuits. This work presents the realization of PLAs via the physics of a three level system interacting with light. A programmable logic array is designed such that a number of different logical functions can be combined as a sum-of-product or product-of-sum form. We present an all optical PLAs with the aid of laser light and observables of quantum systems, where encoded information can be considered as memory chip. The dynamics of the physical system is investigated using Lie algebra approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012033
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 5 Apr 2018
EventApplied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference 2017, ANNIC 2017 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 18 Oct 201720 Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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