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The Prospects For Optically Bistable Devices In Digital Optical Circuits For A Simple Optical Finite State Machine
Author(s): S. Desmond Smith; Andrew C. Walker; Brian S. Wherrett; Frank A. P. Tooley
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Paper Abstract

We review the physical principles underlying logic decision making and communication for both optics and electronics. Research directions towards demonstration machines are indicated using the experimentally proven properties of bistable memories, logic gates and optical transphasors. The demonstration of restoring optical logic, a 'lock and clock' architecture and of a simple finite state machine is described.

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Date Published: 13 February 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing, (13 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964009
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S. Desmond Smith, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Andrew C. Walker, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Brian S. Wherrett, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Frank A. P. Tooley, Heriot-Watt University (UK)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0634:
Optical and Hybrid Computing
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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