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Fixed Optical Interconnects For Concurrent Computing Systems
Author(s): C. A. Eldering; S. T. Kowel; P. Brinkley; N. Matloff; T. Schubert; R. Gosula
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Paper Abstract

Concurrent computing systems are effective only if the data rates to and from processing elements are sufficient to keep the processing elements occupied. The inherent parallelism of optics makes it a natural candidate for information transfer while the existing technology of silicon very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits is the most suitable for performing computational tasks. In this paper we present the use of fixed optical interconnects for information transfer in electronic based concurrent computing systems. This capability is based on the development of electrically addressable spatial light modulators (SLM's) fabricated as part of integrated circuit devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1151, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962205
Show Author Affiliations
C. A. Eldering, University of California (United States)
S. T. Kowel, University of California (United States)
P. Brinkley, University of California (United States)
N. Matloff, University of California (United States)
T. Schubert, University of California (United States)
R. Gosula, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1151:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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