1 February 1996 High-speed low-energy digital optical processors
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Optical Engineering, 35(2), (1996). doi:10.1117/1.600912
Abstract
We describe the effort to design and construct a high-speed low-energy digital optical processor that is currently in progress at Opti- Comp Corporation. The reasons for believing that it is possible to build optical processors that have lower switch energies than are possible with electronic processors are discussed. Two systems, a second-generation digital optical computer (DOC II) and a high-performance optoelectronic computer (HPOC), which are under development at OptiComp, are described. Both systems are based on high optical fan-out emitters and high optical fan-in detectors. Finally, potential practical applications for the high-performance optoelectronic computer are discussed.
Peter S. Guilfoyle, David S. McCallum, "High-speed low-energy digital optical processors," Optical Engineering 35(2), (1 February 1996). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.600912
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