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High-level design of digital computers using optical logic arrays
Author(s): Miles J. Murdocca
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Paper Abstract

An optical computing model used in a number of projects consists of arrays of optical logic gates interconnected in free space. The arrangement of optical logic arrays and optical interconnects is governed by the complexity of the optics rather than by the needs of the digital circuits being implemented. Thus, unlike an electronic technology, the physical layout of a digital optical computer that adheres to this model cannot easily be separated from the functional behavior since they are tightly coupled. In order to manage digital design for this optical computing model there is a need for developing a methodology to the design process. Progress toward such a methodology at Rutgers University is described here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1474, Optical Technology for Signal Processing Systems, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44923
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Miles J. Murdocca, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1474:
Optical Technology for Signal Processing Systems
Mark P. Bendett, Editor(s)

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