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Integrated optical circuits for numerical computationThe development of integrated optical circuits (IOC) for numerical-computation applications is reviewed, with a focus on the use of systolic architectures. The basic architecture criteria for optical processors are shown to be the same as those proposed by Kung (1982) for VLSI design, and the advantages of IOCs over bulk techniques are indicated. The operation and fabrication of electrooptic grating structures are outlined, and the application of IOCs of this type to an existing 32-bit, 32-Mbit/sec digital correlator, a proposed matrix multiplier, and a proposed pipeline processor for polynomial evaluation is discussed. The problems arising from the inherent nonlinearity of electrooptic gratings are considered. Diagrams and drawings of the application concepts are provided.
Document ID
19840033593
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Verber, C. M.
(Battelle Columbus Labs. OH, United States)
Kenan, R. P.
(Battelle Columbus Laboratories Columbus, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
Optics
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: F49620-79-C-0044
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-16652
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
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