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Impact Of New Technological Advances And Architectural Insights On The Design Of Optical Computers
Author(s): Alan Huang
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Paper Abstract

The parallelism and non-interfering propagation of optics offers a way around some of the communication problems which limit the computational throughput of current computers such as interconnection bandwidth, clock skew, and the Von Neumann bottleneck. Optical bistability offers the possibility of optical logic gates with speed and power requirements comparable with traditional electronic approaches. A pipelined architecture is used to illustrate how the parallelism and communication abilities of optics can be exploited as well as how the optical requirements can be simplified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0456, Optical Computing, (27 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939373
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Alan Huang, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0456:
Optical Computing
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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