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Optical Engineering

Systems considerations in designing and implementing a bit serial optical computer
Author(s): Vincent P. Heuring
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Paper Abstract

The systems considerations in implementing a bit serial optical computer using lithium niobate directional couplers and optical fiber is described. The three main problems in constructing such a computer, computation of fiber lengths, estimation of and compensation for power losses, and details of the physical construction of the machine, are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(12) doi: 10.1117/12.56024
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 12
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Vincent P. Heuring, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


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