1 September 1991 Motivation for DOC III: 64-bit digital optical computer
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The objective of this paper is to motivate a new class of digital logic. 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, (5) free space leverage of GIBP (gate interconnect bandwidth product). Other well-known secondary advantages of optical logic include (but are not limited to): 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 on demonstrating how each of the five advantages can be used to leverage other logic family performance such as GaAs; the secondary attributes will be discussed only in the context of introducing the DOC III architecture.
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Peter S. Guilfoyle, Peter S. Guilfoyle, } "Motivation for DOC III: 64-bit digital optical computer", Proc. SPIE 1507, Holographic Optics III: Principles and Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47086; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.47086
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