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Characterization of an integrated-optical pipelined polynomial processor
Author(s): Richard P. Kenan; Carl M. Verber; John T. Gallo; Nile F. Hartman; James R. Busch; Richard W. Ridgway
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Paper Abstract

A polynomial evaluator utilizing a pipelined architecture has been constructed and tested. Some notable features of this processor are its unusual design its speed in polynomial evaluation and its ability to rapidly compute the zeros of polynomials. This optical computer utilizes sequential processing by seven electrooptic gratings which perform alternate addition and multiplication functions in the pipeline. Its performance as a square-root processor and as a cubic polynomial evaluator are stressed. Characterization measurements upon the individual gratings and upon the processor as a system are presented. 1.

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Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1291, Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20990
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Richard P. Kenan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Carl M. Verber, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
John T. Gallo, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Nile F. Hartman, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
James R. Busch, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Richard W. Ridgway, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1291:
Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications
Mark P. Bendett; Daniel H. Butler; Arati Prabhakar; Andrew C. Yang, Editor(s)

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