All optical logic gates based on nanoplasmonic MIM waveguides

  • Nguyen Van Tai Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Do Huu Tuan Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Tan Hung The University of Danang - Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and The University of Danang - University of Science and Technology, Danang, Vietnam
  • Dang Hoai Bac Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Truong Cao Dung Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam and The University of Danang - Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Danang, Vietnam


In this paper, we propose and investigate some designs of basic plasmonic logic gates in two dimensional plasmonic waveguides with nanotube metal-insulator-metal waveguides using the numerical method of eigenmode expansion. These gates, including XOR, OR, NOT, and Feynman gate can be realized by changing geometrical parameters properly. Also, by cascading and combining these basic logic gates, any complex logic function can also be obtained providing the highly integrated optical logic circuits. The proposed logic gates have the broadband up to 300 nm and only spend the compact size as much as 2 µm×1.2 µm. Thus, the devices can be applied widely and significantly in optical computing and processing devices.


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How to Cite
TAI, Nguyen Van et al. All optical logic gates based on nanoplasmonic MIM waveguides. Journal of Science and Technology: Issue on Information and Communications Technology, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 12.2, p. 1-7, dec. 2020. ISSN 1859-1531. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 mar. 2023. doi: