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Use of wave aspects of light: a roadmap toward high-frequency clock delivery and an ultimately parallel and adaptive information processing
Author(s): Akira Hirose
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Paper Abstract

Features of light are compared with those of electrons and other possible information carriers from a view point of computing and information processing, especially when they are used in future brain-type systems. It is described that the use of wave aspects of light leads to a realization of ultimately parallel and adaptive information processing systems. Two architecture examples utilizing such lightwave features are presented and discussed: (1) coherent optical neural networks and (2) coherent high-frequency clock delivery.

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Date Published: 22 May 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3490, Optics in Computing '98, (22 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308894
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Akira Hirose, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3490:
Optics in Computing '98
Pierre H. Chavel; David A. B. Miller; Hugo Thienpont, Editor(s)

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