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Mathematical Formalisms And Physical Constructs For Compound Literal Implementation Via Shadow-Casting
Author(s): S. Kozaitis; R. Arrathoon
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Paper Abstract

The mathematical and physical basis for realizing compound literals via optical shadow-casting is discussed. The relation between various switching algebras and cubical notation is considered. An emphasis is placed on the physical independence of the shadow-casting implementations with respect to possible algebraic constructs. Shadow-casting systems for content-addressable memories are discussed, and the consequences of compound literal implementation in terms of throughput and energy per switching operation are presented. The advantages of using bistable optical switching elements that employ third order nonlinearities are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963478
Show Author Affiliations
S. Kozaitis, Wayne State University (United States)
R. Arrathoon, Wayne State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0625:
Optical Computing
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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