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An Optical Associative Processor Employing Beam Combination And Beam Expansion
Author(s): Thomas J. Cloonan
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Paper Abstract

The associative processor architecture presented in this paper offers a new approach which takes advantage of developing optical logic devices as well as several beam-steering techniques. The beam-steering techniques (beam combination and beam expansion) rely on the interconnection capabilities of optics to perform several broadcasting functions which are useful in associative memory operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0752, Digital Optical Computing, (11 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939908
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Thomas J. Cloonan, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0752:
Digital Optical Computing
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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