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Sequential Logic Element Arrays For Use In Optical Digital Processors: Applications And Limitations
Author(s): M. T. Fatehi; K. C. Wasmundt; C. Y. Yen; S. A. Collins
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the anplication of ontics to digital comnutina. We use a Huahes Liquid Crystal Liaht Valve (LCLV) as an active ontical element where a weak light beam can he used to control a strona liaht beam with either a Positive or negative gain characteristic. With this device as the central element we have demonstrated the ability to produce all the binary logic gates and to produce bistable states (flin-floos) which can themselves he used as logic gates or as memory elements. The aates and flip-flons have been used in the desian of ontical equivalents to a few simple sequential circuits such as shift registers and accumulators. These circuits then have tvnical annlication as a binary ontical integrator. The desians will he discussed and exneriments showing the limitations of the LCLV for this work will he presented. A brief discussion of coding theory as annlied to ontical computing will also be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959237
Show Author Affiliations
M. T. Fatehi, Tehran University of Technology (Iran)
K. C. Wasmundt, University of Denver (United States)
C. Y. Yen, The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (United States)
S. A. Collins, The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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