OPTICAL COMPUTING: ALL-OPTICAL DIGITAL LOGIC DEVICES BASED ON OPTICALLY NONLINEAR MATERIALS.

A. C. Walker

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Abstract

Optical nonlinearities in semiconductors, glasses, etc. can be exploited to make arrays of bistable, optically activated optical switches. We have used such devices to make demonstration digital optical circuits with multiple (parallel) optical interconnections. This ability of optics to permit massively parallel interconnections between arrays of bistable optical logic devices could permit the design of extremely powerful computers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalGlass Technology - European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1987

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