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The Design Of An Optical Network And Its Utilization
Author(s): David Smitley; Insup Lee; Sam Goldwasser
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a means of optically interconnecting a pool of processor-memory pairs. The network consists of n optical transmitters (laser diodes), n deflectors (acousto-optic devices or mirrors) and n photo-sensitive receivers (photodiodes). Characteristics of the deflectors and their effects on network performance are developed. One method of using the proposed network is to fix the communication links between processors at the start of algorithm execution. Alternatively, the links between processors may be permitted to change dynamically during algorithm execution. Both of these methods of utilization are briefly explored in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963487
Show Author Affiliations
David Smitley, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
Sam Goldwasser, University of Pennsylvania (United States)


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

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