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Optical Table Look-Up Approach To General Purpose Digital Computing
Author(s): R. A. Falk; C. D. Capps; T. L. Houk
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Paper Abstract

Recent work on optical table look-up devices has been generalized to include control functions. These functions introduce programmability to this approach to optical digital computing. A general formalism for performing logic functions using positionally encoded look-up tables is developed and applied to a programmable Boolean gate and a residue arithmetic module. Hardware implementations of the tables are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947961
Show Author Affiliations
R. A. Falk, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)
C. D. Capps, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)
T. L. Houk, Boeing Aerospace Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0963:
Optical Computing '88
Pierre H. Chavel; Joseph W. Goodman; Gerard Roblin, Editor(s)

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