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Fiber Optic Flip Flop Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050965D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

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Gupta, OR Moore, VS Wylie, TJ [+details]


A logic memory cell is provided consisting of a set/reset flip-flop having input and output light pulse signals connecting through fiberoptic waveguides. The device uses a combination of optical and electrical positive feedback to maintain the switchable bistable output states Q and (Q). The electro-optical gate used in this device is a liquid crystal (L-C) cell using the dynamic scattering effect.