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Optical Computing: Experimental Demonstrations Of Optical Digital Processor Circuits
Author(s): Andrew C. Walker; S. Desmond Smith; Frank A. P. Tooley; William Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear interference filter devices, with bistable characteristics, have been used to demonstrate a number of all-optical digital circuits. These circuits demonstrate the feasibility of using optically bistable devices to construct systems of extensible all-optical logic and, ultimately, optical digital computers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937090
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Andrew C. Walker, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
S. Desmond Smith, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
Frank A. P. Tooley, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
William Taylor, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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