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Construction and tolerancing of an optical-CLIP
Author(s): Brian S. Wherrett; Robert G. A. Craig; John Fraser Snowdon; Gerald Stuart Buller; Frank A. P. Tooley; Steve Bowman; G. S. Pawley; Ian R. Redmond; Douglas J. McKnight; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Andrew C. Walker; Stanley D. Smith
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Paper Abstract

An all-optical processing loop circuit, pumped entirely by semiconductor diode lasers, has been constructed and operated. Functional features include optically programmable logic, thresholding, and synchronization; these are achieved using three bistable interference filter devices. The circuit is presently single-channel, however 15 x 15 capability of the devices has been demonstrated using Dammann holograms and array-to-array coupling of a pair of bistable plates; potential parallelism is in excess of lO. Circuit simulations and tolerancing are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18073
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Brian S. Wherrett, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert G. A. Craig, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
John Fraser Snowdon, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gerald Stuart Buller, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Frank A. P. Tooley, AT&T Bell Labs. (United Kingdom)
Steve Bowman, Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. S. Pawley, Edinburgh Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian R. Redmond, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Douglas J. McKnight, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew C. Walker, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stanley D. Smith, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1215:
Digital Optical Computing II
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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