Optical Computing Hardware

Optical Computing Hardware

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The speed of today's high performance electronic computers is increasingly limited by the number and bandwidth of the interconnections and by data storage and retrieval rates rather than by processing power. Optics, with its inherent parallelism and interconnection capabilities, can offer interesting solutions to help alleviate these limitations. In the last few years, many significant advances have been made in the development of optical computing hardware. This book gives an overview of the most recent research in the following areas: device technology (SEED, VSTEP and the macrolaser devices); micro-optic components (refractive, diffractive and integrated micro-optic packaging); optical interconnections (multistage interconnection networks, reconfigurable interconnections, spot array generation); 3-D optical memory using two-photon interaction; and architecture for optical computers and photonic switching systems.
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0123799953
  • 9780123799951

Table of contents

Systems and architectures for optical computing and photonic switching, T.J. Cloonan; self electro-optic effect devices for optical information processing, A.L. Lentine; vertical-to-surface transmission electro-photonic devices, K. Kasahara; microlaser devices for optical computing, J.L. Jewell and G.R. Olbright; planar microlens and its applications for optical computing, M. Oikawa and K. Hamanaka; diffractive optical elements for optical computers, J. Jahns; diffractive microlenses fabricated by electron-beam lithography, T. Shono; parallel optical interconnections for optical logic, D.E. Smith et al; multiple beam splitters for array generation and for fan-out, N. Streibl; reconfigurable optical interconnects using photorefractive holograms, A.E. Chiou; two-photon optical memory, A.S. Dvornikov et al.
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