All-optical computation - A parallel integrator based upon a single gate full adder

B. S. Wherrett

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Abstract

The achievement of low power all-optical bistability in small semiconductor devices at the end of the 1970's led to an upsurge in interest in all-optical information processing and optical computing. Based on the proven characteristics of existing bistable systems designs are put forward in this paper for a parallel optical integrator, using a single bistable element for full-adder operation. Optical storage or beam delay computational loops, and time-series to space-parallel conversion designs are presented. © 1985.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume56
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1985

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