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High-performance optical vector-matrix coprocessor
Author(s): James A. Carter; Dennis R. Pape; Peter A. Wasilousky; Tim A. Sunderlin
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and fabrication of a high performance optical vector-matrix coprocessor for optical computing research applications. The optical vector-matrix coprocessor is configured to multiply an 8-element vector by an 8 X 8 matrix with a throughput rate of 1 MHz--effectively achieving a processing rate of over 100 Mops. The Vector-Matrix Coprocessor interfaces to an industry standard Personal Computer with a single card and is controlled by software written and compiled in the ANSI C language. All data input and output to the coprocessor are in 8 bit digital words. An 8 to 12 bit look up table is provided for each input channel to provide real time linearization of analog optical data representing input values through the optical system. The optical signals representing calculation values are detected and received by a switched capacitor integrating filter to reduce detection bandwidth and reject broadband noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2297, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories II, (29 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187290
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Carter, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Dennis R. Pape, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Peter A. Wasilousky, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Tim A. Sunderlin, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2297:
Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories II
Joseph L. Horner; Bahram Javidi; Stephen T. Kowel, Editor(s)

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