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A Digital Optical Processing System
Author(s): Howard Barr; Sing H. Lee
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Paper Abstract

Digital optical processing (DOP) was conceived to encompass the advantages of both electronic and optical processors, which are parallelism, flexibility, and high accuracy. In this paper we discuss the concept of parallelism, how it applies to DOP differently than to Electronic Parallel Processing, and other potential advantages in using DOP. A PLZT device will also be described which can perform a series of logic or memory operations. From several of these PLZT devices a DOP is constructed to illus-trate some of its programmability features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0422, 10th Intl Optical Computing Conf, (15 April 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936148
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Howard Barr, University of California (United States)
Sing H. Lee, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0422:
10th Intl Optical Computing Conf
Sam Horvitz, Editor(s)

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