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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1988
  • pp: 4766–4770

Design of a pipelined optical binary processor

Partha P. Banerjee and Arif Ghafoor  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 22, pp. 4766-4770 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.004766


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Abstract

An optical pipelined architecture for a multifunctional binary arithmetic unit is proposed. The approach may eliminate geometrical constraints experienced in conventional implementations, thereby facilitating direct microminiaturization. Issues such as intensity restoration during data flow and fanout are also addressed.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 1987
Published: November 15, 1988

Citation
Partha P. Banerjee and Arif Ghafoor, "Design of a pipelined optical binary processor," Appl. Opt. 27, 4766-4770 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-22-4766


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