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The Need for Optical Means as an Alternative for Electronic ComputingAn increasing demand for faster computers is rapidly growing to encounter the fast growing rate of Internet, space communication, and robotic industry. Unfortunately, the Very Large Scale Integration technology is approaching its fundamental limits beyond which the device will be unreliable. Optical interconnections and optical integrated circuits are strongly believed to provide the way out of the extreme limitations imposed on the growth of speed and complexity of nowadays computations by conventional electronics. This paper demonstrates two ultra-fast, all-optical logic gates and a high-density storage medium, which are essential components in building the future optical computer.
Document ID
20020024141
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Adbeldayem, Hossin (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL United States)
Frazier, Donald (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Witherow, William (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Paley, Steve (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL United States)
Penn, Benjamin (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Bank, Curtis (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Whitaker, Ann F.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Meeting Information
International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation(Cairo)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.