Architectures for optical computing

F. Kiamilev, S. Esener, S. H. Lee

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The programmable optoelectronic multiprocessor architecture and its technological basis are described. The authors compare this architecture with existing electronic and other proposed optical parallel computing architectures and suggest potential application areas. The symbolic substitution demonstration systems being built at AT&T Bell Labs and the Programmable Optoelectronic Multiprocessor (POEM) prototype system currently under construction at the University of California, San Diego are discussed along with programmable free-space interconnects, optoelectronic processors, VLSI, 3-D VLSI, Hughes 3-D computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-407
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 International Topical Meeting on Optical Computing - OC '90 - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: Apr 8 1990Apr 12 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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