Performance analysis of self-electro-optic-effect-device-based (SEED-based) smart-pixel arrays used in data sorting

M. P Y Desmulliez, B. S. Wherrett, A. J. Waddie, J. F. Snowdon, J. A B Dines

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Abstract

The performance factors associated with self-electro-optic-effect-device- (SEED-) based smart-pixel arrays are analyzed in terms of semiconductor technology and pixel complexity. The sorting task is chosen as a practical example. Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-SEED 2 × 2 self-routing nodes operated with quasi-cw-mode lasers are shown to provide the maximum processing power and on-or off-chip communication rate. The need for new front-end amplifiers for the smart-pixel technology is emphasized. © 1996 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6397-6416
Number of pages20
JournalApplied Optics
Volume35
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 1996

Keywords

  • Optical computing
  • Optical information processing
  • Perfect shuffle
  • Self-electro-optic-effect device
  • Smart pixel arrays
  • Sorting algorithm

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