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32-bit digital optical computer: a hardware update
Author(s): Peter S. Guilfoyle; Dennis R. Pape; James A. Carter III; Richard V. Stone
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Paper Abstract

Such state-of-the-art devices as multielement linear laser diode arrays, multichannel acoustooptic modulators, optical relays, and avalanche photodiode arrays, are presently applied to the implementation of a 32-bit supercomputer's general-purpose optical central processing architecture. Shannon's theorem, Morozov's control operator method (in conjunction with combinatorial arithmetic), and DeMorgan's law have been used to design an architecture whose 100 MHz clock renders it fully competitive with emerging planar-semiconductor technology. Attention is given to the architecture's multichannel Bragg cells, thermal design and RF crosstalk considerations, and the first and second anamorphic relay legs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1296, Advances in Optical Information Processing IV, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21248
Show Author Affiliations
Peter S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Dennis R. Pape, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
James A. Carter III, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Richard V. Stone, OptiComp Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1296:
Advances in Optical Information Processing IV
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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