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Comparison of optical and electronic 3-dimensional circuits
Author(s): Charles W. Stirk; Demetri Psaltis
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Paper Abstract

Optical and 3D electronic implementations of a rearrangeably non-blocking permutation network are compared using complexity models. The electronic complexity model is based on the Thompson model for VLSI while the optical complexity model is new and based on the characteristics of optoelectronic devices and holographic optical elements. The analysis holds the manufacturing cost size and BER of the two implementations equal while comparing their latency. Whether optics is better than electronics depends on the message length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25558
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Charles W. Stirk, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Demetri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1389:
Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies
Gnanalingam Arjavalingam; James Pazaris, Editor(s)

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