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Optical Computing Hardware

Author : Jürgen Jahns
ISBN : 9781483218441
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Optical Computing Hardware provides information pertinent to the advances in the development of optical computing hardware. This book discusses the two application areas, namely, high-performance computing and high-throughput photonic switching. Organized into 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the requirements on hardware from s system perspective. This text then presents the self-electro-optic-effect devices (SPEED), the vertical-cavity-surface- emitting microlasers (VCSEL), and the vertical-to-surface transmission electrophotonic device (VSTEP). Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of the devices and their operation either as logic devices or for optical interconnection applications. This book discusses as well the planar optical microlens as an example of a refractive microlens of the gradient-index type and explains the diffractive optical elements. The final chapter describes a method for writing and reading optically in parallel from a three-dimensional matrix by means of two-photon interaction in photochromic organic materials. This book is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, and researchers.

A Hardware Compiler For Digital Optical Computing

Author : Miles Murdocca
ISBN : OCLC:228026028
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A hardware compiler for translating descriptions of digital circuits from a hardware description language (HDL) into gate-level layouts is under development at Rutgers University. The layouts are customized for optical processors that make use of arrays of optical logic gates interconnected in free-space with regular interconnection patterns such as perfect shuffles, crossovers, or global interconnects. Specific processors that the hardware compiler supports include the S-SEED based all-optical processor developed at AT & T Bell Labs, the S-SEED based all-optical processor under development at the Photonics Center at RADC/Griffiss AFB, and the acousto-optical modulator based RISC processor under development at OptiComp Corporation.

A Digital Design Methodology For Optical Computing

Author : Miles Murdocca
ISBN : UOM:39015018454895
Genre : Computers
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This book presents a valuable new methodology for simplifying the design of digital circuits for systems that use optics as an interconnection medium.

Optical Signal Processing

Author : M.A. Fiddy
ISBN : 0792392159
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Optical Computer Architectures

Author : Alastair D. McAulay
ISBN : UOM:39015019555260
Genre : Computers
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Optics is entering all phases of computer technology. By providing new research and ideas, it brings the reader up to date on how and why optics is likely to be used in next generation computers and at the same time explains the unique advantage optics enjoys over conventional electronics and why this trend will continue. Covered are basic optical concepts such as mathematical derivations, optical devices for optical computing, optical associative memories, optical interconnections, and optical logic. Also suggested are a number of research activities that are reinforcing the trend toward optics in computing, including neural networks, the software crisis, highly parallel computation, progress in new semiconductors, the decreasing cost of laser diodes, communication industry investments in fiber optics, and advances in optical devices. Exercises, solutions sets, and examples are provided.

Parallel Computing Using Optical Interconnections

Author : Keqin Li
ISBN : 9780585272689
Genre : Computers
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Advances in optical technologies have made it possible to implement optical interconnections in future massively parallel processing systems. Photons are non-charged particles, and do not naturally interact. Consequently, there are many desirable characteristics of optical interconnects, e.g. high speed (speed of light), increased fanout, high bandwidth, high reliability, longer interconnection lengths, low power requirements, and immunity to EMI with reduced crosstalk. Optics can utilize free-space interconnects as well as guided wave technology, neither of which has the problems of VLSI technology mentioned above. Optical interconnections can be built at various levels, providing chip-to-chip, module-to-module, board-to-board, and node-to-node communications. Massively parallel processing using optical interconnections poses new challenges; new system configurations need to be designed, scheduling and data communication schemes based on new resource metrics need to be investigated, algorithms for a wide variety of applications need to be developed under the novel computation models that optical interconnections permit, and so on. Parallel Computing Using Optical Interconnections is a collection of survey articles written by leading and active scientists in the area of parallel computing using optical interconnections. This is the first book which provides current and comprehensive coverage of the field, reflects the state of the art from high-level architecture design and algorithmic points of view, and points out directions for further research and development.

Optical Computing

Author : F.A.P Tooley
ISBN : 0905945174
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Written by ten leading experts in the field, Optical Computing cover topics such as optical bistability, optical interconnects and circuits, photorefractive devices, spatial light modulators, associative memory, and optical computer architectures.

Neural Computing An Introduction

Author : R Beale
ISBN : 1420050435
Genre : Mathematics
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Neural computing is one of the most interesting and rapidly growing areas of research, attracting researchers from a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Starting from the basics, Neural Computing covers all the major approaches, putting each in perspective in terms of their capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages. The book also highlights the applications of each approach and explores the relationships among models developed and between the brain and its function. A comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to the subject, this book is ideal for undergraduates in computer science, physicists, communications engineers, workers involved in artificial intelligence, biologists, psychologists, and physiologists.

Optical Supercomputing

Author : Shlomi Dolev
ISBN : 9783540856726
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the The International Workshop on Optical SuperComputing, OSC 2008, held in Vienna, Austria, August 2008 in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Unconventional Computation UC 2008. OCS is a new annual forum for research presentations on all facets of optical computing for solving hard computation tasks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Design of optical computing devices, electrooptics devices for interacting with optical computing devices, practical implementations, analysis of existing devices and case studies, optical and laser switching technologies, applications and algorithms for optical devices, alpha practical, x-rays and nano-technologies for optical computing.

Real Time Optical Information Processing

Author : Bahram Javidi
ISBN : 9780323138826
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Real-Time Optical Information Processing covers the most recent developments in optical information processing, pattern recognition, neural computing, and materials for devices in optical computing. Intended for researchers and graduate students in signal and information processing with some elementary background in optics, the book provides both theoretical and practical information on the latest in information processing in all its aspects. Leading researchers in the field describe the significant signal processing algorithms architectures in optics as well as basic hardware concepts, such as the fundamentals of spatial light modulators. Each chapter begins with a review of basic concepts and follows with a discussion of recent advances in the field. A complete bibliography on the fundamentals of each topic is also included to aid the reader. Contributors are among the leading researchers in the area Chapters begin with reviews of basic concepts Complete bibliographical information is included

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