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DOC II-32 bit digital optical computer: opto-electronic hardware and software
Author(s): Richard V. Stone
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes current electronic hardware subsystems and software code which support OptiComp's 32-bit general purpose digitaloptical computer (DOC II). Thereaderisreferredtoearlierpaperspresentedin this session forathrough discussion of theory and application regarding DOC II. The primary opto-electronic subsystems include the drive electronics for the multichannel acousto-optic modulators, the avalanche photodiode amplifier as wellas threshold circuitry and the memory subsystems. This device utilizes a single optical Boolean vector matrix multiplier and it's VME based host controller interface in performing various higher level primitives. OptiComp Corporation wishes to acknowledge the fmancial support of the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Rome Air Development Center and the Strategic Defense Initiative Office for the funding of this program under contracts N00014-87-C-0077, N00014-89-C-0266 and N00014-89-C- 0225.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
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Proc. SPIE 1563, Optical Enhancements to Computing Technology, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2321741
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Richard V. Stone, OptiComp Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1563:
Optical Enhancements to Computing Technology
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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