The performance limits of optical, electro-optical, and electronic artificial neural systems (ANS) processors (also known as neurocomputers) are discussed. After a brief introduction, an overview is provided of the recently revived field of ANS. Next, ANS performance measures are defined and a neurocomputer taxonomy is presented. Finally, the designs and performance limits of the various types of neurocomputers are discussed.
"Performance Limits Of Optical, Electro-Optical, And Electronic Neurocomputers", Proc. SPIE 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing, (13 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964019; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.964019