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General Purpose Optical Digital Computer
Author(s): P. S. Guilfoyle
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Paper Abstract

Previous optical computing schemes offered analog or quasi-digital accuracies with a single fixed primitive. This paper describes how programmable, arbitrary bit length all digital Central Processing Unit (CPU) computations are now possible. In addition, the current state-of-the-art in optical computer subsystem devices such as acousto-optic modulators, detector and source arrays, posture this architecture as a revolutionary technology in and of itself, as it may be applied to an implementation plethora.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1988
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947943
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P. S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0963:
Optical Computing '88
Pierre H. Chavel; Joseph W. Goodman; Gerard Roblin, Editor(s)

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