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Optoelectronic wide-word personality ROMs for high-speed control applications
Author(s): Raymond Arrathoon; Mohammad Javaid Arshad; Tao Li; Tsong-Neng William Lin; Bing Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic based wide-word personality ROM capable of data rates in excess of 125 Mbs has been constructed and tested. Because of the special fan-out characteristics of optical devices, the optoelectronic ROM is capable of operating in a wide-word regime that is inaccessible to all-electronic ROMs. The principle of operation permits n electrical control bits to select among 2n groups of p optical output bits. In theory, each output word of width p can consist of thousands of bits. The device constitutes a high-speed electro-optic control system permitting a small number of electrical bits to control a geometrically larger number of optical output bits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1702, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing III, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60560
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond Arrathoon, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Mohammad Javaid Arshad, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Tao Li, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Tsong-Neng William Lin, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Bing Zhang, Wayne State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1702:
Hybrid Image and Signal Processing III
David P. Casasent; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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