Architecture and tolerancing for a matrix operation on the optical highway

Craig J. Moir, Rafael Gil Otero, Gordon A. Russell, John F. Snowdon

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An optical highway for parallel interconnection of processors has previously been presented. Several matrix-vector multiplication algorithms are mapped onto the highway, and these are compared with traditional results. The practicalities of implementing such a design are then discussed with attention to possible fabrication routes and the polarization losses involved. This specifically involves mapping the parameter space of the angle of polarizing elements by a Monte Carlo method. © 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095401
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006


  • Liquid crystals
  • Optical computing
  • Optical interconnects


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