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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Glass Technology - European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1987|