Massively parallel processing using optical interconnections

Andy Walker

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Abstract

A group at Heriot-Watt University has been working on the application of optical techniques to digital information processing. In a search for higher system performance, hybrid optoelectronic devices and, currently, silicon-based smart pixel technology, have been used at an operating wavelength of 1-1.1 µm. The group's smart-pixel technology is comprised of InGaAs QCSE-modulators/detectors, solder-bump connected to CMOS processing nodes. Input and interconnect optics exploit diffractive optics extensively. The group's work concentrates on the use of nonlocal optical interconnects between 2D processing arrays with high pin-Hz performance, reaching beyond the capability of pure electronic configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (MPPOI'95)
Pages367-
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Event2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 23 Oct 199524 Oct 1995

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections
Abbreviated titleMPPOI'95
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period23/10/9524/10/95

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    Walker, A. (1995). Massively parallel processing using optical interconnections. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (MPPOI'95) (pp. 367-)