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Design of smart photodetector arrays for page-oriented optical memories
Author(s): Maureen E. Schaffer; Pericles A. Mitkas
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Paper Abstract

Parallel optical memoirs offer the capability for storage and retrieval of optical data in 2D pages resulting in high throughput data rates. The optical data page can be received by 2D arrays of 'smart' photodetector elements that perform fast parallel data decoding and error control, thereby providing an efficient optoelectronic interface between the memory and the electronic computer. In this paper, ewe consider the design of smart photodetector arrays in terms of hardware complexity, optical power requirements, and electrical power dissipation. Scalability and throughput are discussed with respect to these parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2969, Second International Conference on Optical Information Processing, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262595
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Maureen E. Schaffer, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Pericles A. Mitkas, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2969:
Second International Conference on Optical Information Processing
Zhores I. Alferov; Yuri V. Gulyaev; Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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