28 November 1984 Cyclic Number Codes For Optical Computing
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A cyclic, multi-channel, analog encoding scheme is proposed as a way of representing numbers in optical computers. It can be represented as an n-tuple of complex numbers or phasors. It is similar to residue arithmetic but applies to non-integers. With this scheme the operation of addition is mapped into multiplication. Thus summation of many terms must be carried out by sequential modulation rather than superposition. Though this is a disadvantage for some optical architectures, it seems well suited to certain integrated optic structures and, may be appropriate for certain systolic architectures.
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Kenneth Pulliam, Kenneth Pulliam, } "Cyclic Number Codes For Optical Computing", Proc. SPIE 0495, Real-Time Signal Processing VII, (28 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944034; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944034
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