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Potential digital optical computer (DOC) III architectures: the next generation
Author(s): P. S. Guilfoyle
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Paper Abstract

Paralleloptical interconnects have been well documented [1,2]. The theoiy ofparallel optical interconnects is the basis forOptiComp's current digital optical computer (DOC) II design and fabrication program. This paperwiidemonstrate a natural extension of the parallel theory into global or 3-dimensional theory where a single point is imaged to every other interconnect point. This paper will introduce an algorithm for a digital optical computation concept and will discuss the hardware architecture for extremely wide word (~128 bits) single clock addition, which is based on global free space optical interconnections. In addition, energy consumption and throughput efficiency of the new adder will be examined. The motivational basis for the utilization of global free space optical interconnects is documented in reference 3.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
Proc. SPIE 1563, Optical Enhancements to Computing Technology, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2321743
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P. S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1563:
Optical Enhancements to Computing Technology
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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