1 September 1991 Motivation for DOC III: 64-bit digital optical computer
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Proceedings Volume 1503, Excimer Lasers and Applications III; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46966
Event: ECO4 (The Hague '91), 1991, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
OptiComp has focused on a digital optical logic family in order to capitalize on the inherent benefits of optical computing, which include (1) high FAN-IN and FAN-OUT, (2) low power consumption, (3) high noise margin, (4) high algorithmic efficiency using 'smart' interconnects, and (5) free-space leverage of gate interconnect bandwidth product. Other well-known secondary advantages of optical logic include zero capacitive loading of signals at a detector, zero cross-talk between signals, zero signal dispersion, and minimal clock skew (a few picoseconds or less in an imaging system). The primary focus of this paper is to demonstrate how each of the five advantages can be used to leverage other logic family performance such as GaAs; the secondary attributes are discussed only in the context of introducing the DOC III architecture.
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Peter S. Guilfoyle, "Motivation for DOC III: 64-bit digital optical computer", Proc. SPIE 1503, Excimer Lasers and Applications III, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46966; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46966
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