OPTICAL LOGIC GATES

This project submitted in partial fulfillment for the Degree of
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS

Submitted by
S. NAGOOR KANI (06PGP26)

And
A. RAJAPANDIAN (06PGP14)
Under the guidance Of

Dr. A. ELANGOVAN

POSTGRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS THE AMERICAN COLLEGE
(An Autonomous institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University) Madurai 625002.

APRIL -2008

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
First of all we thank God Almighty for giving us the strength, patience, health and wisdom to carry on with this project work complete successfully. We are much grateful to Dr. A. Elangovan, Head of the PG Department of Physics, The American College, Madurai for his moral support and encouragement throughout this project work. We also take immense pleasure in rendering our indebtness to our guide Dr. A. Elangovan for the inspiring guidance, provoking ideas valuable suggestions and constant encouragement throughout the course of our project. We also extend our profound gratitude to other teaching and non-teaching staff of the P.G.Physics and Research Department for their precious help and encouragement in this project. Above all we thank our parents and friends for their constant help throughout this project.

POST GRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS THE AMERICAN COLLEGE MADURAI

CERTIFICATE
This is to certify that the project entitled, “OPTICAL LOGIC GATES” is a bonafide work done by S.NAGOOR KANI (06PGP26) And A.RAJAPANDIAN (06PGP14) Under the guidance of Dr. A.ELANGOVAN in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Physics and this work has not formed the basis for the award for any other degree or diploma in any other University or institution and is submitted during November 2007April 2008.

Dr. A. ELANGOVAN (Reader and Head of the Department) (Project Guide)

DECLARATION
We here by declare that the project work entitled “OPTICAL LOGIC GATES” submitted to The American college, Madurai, is a record of work done by us under the guidance of Dr. A. ELANGOVAN for the award of the degree of master of science in physics.

S. NAGOOR KANI (06PGP26)

A. RAJAPANDIAN (06PGP14)

ABSTRACT Michelson interferometer, one of the precision optical instrument is a boon for parallel image processing. Construction of optic logic gates using this instrument is reported here.

CONTENTS
PAGE NO.  INTRODUCTION  THEORY  RESULTS AND DISCUSSION  CONCLUSION  REFERENCES 1 5 42 56 57

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