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The Design Of Three-Dimensional Optical Interconnection Networks Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals
Author(s): Joe Shamir; Kristina M. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

Optical computing systems offer potentially three advantages over electronic computing systems: speed, parallelism and highly interconnected architectures. Optics is well suited for performing interconnections because photons pass through one another without interacting. Therefore the density of interconnections in optical implementations can be quite high compared to those achieved in electronics (1). This is particularly exciting for neuromorphic computers, whose architectures require a large number of interconnections between processors, and for building programmable optical crossbars for high speed communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967386
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Joe Shamir, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Kristina M. Johnson, Center for Optoelectronic Computing Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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