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Optical Engineering

Design tool for symbolic substitution
Author(s): Ranjani Parthasarathi; Ashok Jhunjhunwala
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Paper Abstract

A design tool that aids in designing, evaluating, and comparing various implementations of optical symbolic substitution is presented. A hierarchical, modular approach to design similar to that used in digital electronics is supported to facilitate the design of large complex systems. This tool is composed of a schematic capture unit, a simulator unit, and an evaluation unit. Starting with the definition of certain basic or integrated optical elements performing well-defined functions, a schematic capture unit helps to design specific functions. The simulator tool helps to verify the design and the evaluation tool determines its complexity. The usefulness of this design tool is demonstrated with an example design of a simple four-function arithmetic logic unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(11) doi: 10.1117/1.601072
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Ranjani Parthasarathi, Indian Institute of Technology (India)
Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Indian Institute of Technology/Madras (India)


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