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Cyclic Number Codes For Optical Computing
Author(s): Kenneth Pulliam
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Paper Abstract

A cyclic, multi-channel, analog encoding scheme is proposed as a way of representing numbers in optical computers. It can be represented as an n-tuple of complex numbers or phasors. It is similar to residue arithmetic but applies to non-integers. With this scheme the operation of addition is mapped into multiplication. Thus summation of many terms must be carried out by sequential modulation rather than superposition. Though this is a disadvantage for some optical architectures, it seems well suited to certain integrated optic structures and, may be appropriate for certain systolic architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0495, Real-Time Signal Processing VII, (28 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944034
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Kenneth Pulliam, Electro Optical Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0495:
Real-Time Signal Processing VII
Keith Bromley, Editor(s)

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