8 February 1988 General Purpose Optical Digital Computer
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Proceedings Volume 0963, Optical Computing '88; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947943
Event: Optical Computing '88, 1988, Toulon, France
Abstract
Previous optical computing schemes offered analog or quasi-digital accuracies with a single fixed primitive. This paper describes how programmable, arbitrary bit length all digital Central Processing Unit (CPU) computations are now possible. In addition, the current state-of-the-art in optical computer subsystem devices such as acousto-optic modulators, detector and source arrays, posture this architecture as a revolutionary technology in and of itself, as it may be applied to an implementation plethora.
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P. S. Guilfoyle, P. S. Guilfoyle, "General Purpose Optical Digital Computer", Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947943; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947943
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