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Optical RISC computer
Author(s): Peter S. Guilfoyle; Richard V. Stone; John M. Hessenbruch; Frederick F. Zeise
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Paper Abstract

A second generation digital optical computer (DOC II) has been developed which utilizes a RISC based operating system as its host. This 32 bit, high performance (12.8 GByte/sec), computing platform demonstrates a number of basic principals that are inherent to parallel free space optical interconnects such as speed (up to 1012 bit operations per second) and low power 1.2 fJ per bit). Although DOC II is a general purpose machine, special purpose applications have been developed and are currently being evaluated on the optical platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1849, Optoelectronic Interconnects, (1 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147113
Show Author Affiliations
Peter S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Richard V. Stone, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
John M. Hessenbruch, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Frederick F. Zeise, Zeisoft (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1849:
Optoelectronic Interconnects
Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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