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Optoelectronic programmable hardware: a fiber optic based Johnson counter
Author(s): Mohammad Javaid Arshad; Raymond Arrathoon
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Paper Abstract

A novel design for a dynamically programmable fiber optic based Johnson counter with built-in code conversion is presented. The design essentially exploits low attenuation, precise signal propagation delay, and high fan-in/fan-out factors in optical fibers. The approach is fully compatible with existing high speed digital integrated circuits. A 116 MHz version has been built that demonstrates the potential and the simplicity of fiber-optics in sequential logic processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18076
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammad Javaid Arshad, Digital Optics, Inc. (United States)
Raymond Arrathoon, Digital Optics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1215:
Digital Optical Computing II
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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