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Digital optical interconnects for photonic computing
Author(s): Peter S. Guilfoyle; Richard V. Stone; Frederick F. Zeise
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Paper Abstract

A 32-bit digital optical computer (DOC II) has been implemented in hardware utilizing 8,192 free-space optical interconnects. The architecture exploits parallel interconnect technology by implementing microcode at the primitive level. A burst mode of 0.8192 X 1012 binary operations per sec has been reliably demonstrated. The prototype has been successful in demonstrating general purpose computation. In addition to emulating the RISC instruction set within the UNIX operating environment, relational database text search operations have been implemented on DOC II.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2153, Optoelectronic Interconnects II, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174532
Show Author Affiliations
Peter S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Richard V. Stone, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Frederick F. Zeise, OptiComp Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2153:
Optoelectronic Interconnects II
Ray T. Chen; John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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