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Silicon-based smart spatial light modulators: technology and applications to parallel computers
Author(s): Sadik Esener
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Paper Abstract

Silicon-based Smart Spatial Light Modulators (S-SLMs) are reviewed for their potential role in parallel computing. S-SLMs optimally combine the local computation capabilities of electronics with the global interconnection capabilities of optics. They are a critical component well suited for the realization of fine-grain massively parallel computers. A. theoretical framework describing their expected performance in terms of scalability, reli- ability, throughput and packaging issues is presented and several enabling technologies under development are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1990
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 10257, Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review, 1025707 (16 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2283571
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Sadik Esener, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10257:
Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review
R. Athale, Editor(s)

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