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Design of a pipelined optoelectronic processor
Author(s): Neil McArdle; Makoto Naruse; A. Okuto; Masatoshi Ishikawa
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Paper Abstract

Recent rapid advances in technologies such as modulators, vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, smart-pixel processing elements (PEs) integrating electronic circuitry with optical inputloutput channels, and micro-optic components has allowed the construction of parallel optoelectronic computing systems. These systems utilise the high bandwidth, high density and global nature of optical communication paths to overcome some of the limitations of conventional interconnections. Globally interconnected parallel optical processors are suitable for applications such as sorting, FFTs, and signal processing, and high level image processing. The latter is of interest in our laboratory, specifically with its application to machine vision. However, our system, to be described below, is a general purpose machine due to the programmability of the processing elements (PEs) and by reconfiguring optical interconnections. We can therefore implement a variety of operations on our system: image processing, arithmetic, matrix operations, sorting, and signal processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3490, Optics in Computing '98, (22 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308949
Show Author Affiliations
Neil McArdle, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Makoto Naruse, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
A. Okuto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masatoshi Ishikawa, 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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