AC Powered Soliton Device
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Flux tubes serve as AC coupled unidirectional soliton devices usable as modular devices in the construction of soliton circuits. If a pulse is fed into a soliton device (long junction), it will propagate through as a soliton only if the bias current of the (junction) has the same polarity as the input pulse. Thus, logic decisions can be made. In this case the bias current is the logical input. It is difficult to distribute the logic input (bias) in DC powered devices because, during the risetimes of the bias pulses, sneak path currents tend to flow between the input and output of the devices which are generally coupled through small resistors. It has been proposed to use two junction interferometers in which each junction is an active soliton device.