Design of Optical Quaternary Multiplier Circuit Using Polarization Switch

  • Sumana Mandal
  • Dhoumendra Mandal
  • Mrinal Kanti Mandal
  • Sisir Kumar GaraiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 546)


In all-optical network, optical multiplier circuit is an essential component for data processing. In the present scenario, the conventional binary logic-based data processing system has been suffering from the speed limitation and has also less information handling capacity. Use of multiple-valued logic (MVL) instead of the conventional binary logic system can overcome these limitations. Quaternary logic is one of the promising multi-valued logics. In this article, the authors have developed quaternary multiplier circuit using SOA-based polarization switch. The frequency-encoded data have been used here because of its inherent property of constancy during reflection, refraction, and transmission. Therefore, in spite of any intensity fluctuation, different bits can be processed or communicated without any error and thus, the bit error rate can be minimized which makes the scheme novel one.


Quaternary logic Quaternary multiplier Semiconductor optical amplifier Polarization switch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumana Mandal
    • 1
  • Dhoumendra Mandal
    • 2
  • Mrinal Kanti Mandal
    • 1
  • Sisir Kumar Garai
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Institute of Technology DurgapurDurgapurIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsSaldiha CollegeSaldiha, BankuraIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsM.U.C. Women’s CollegeBurdwanIndia

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