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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 1682–1686

Optical arithmetic/logic unit based on residue arithmetic and symbolic substitution

C. David Capps, R. Aaron Falk, and Theodore L. Houk  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1682-1686 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.001682


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Abstract

There has been difficulty in achieving a fully parallel, digital optical adder or multiplier. The primary obstacle is the carry operation inherent in any fixed-radix number system. The concepts of residue number representation and symbolic substitution can be combined to produce a parallel optical arithmetic/logic unit.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988

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C. David Capps, R. Aaron Falk, and Theodore L. Houk, "Optical arithmetic/logic unit based on residue arithmetic and symbolic substitution," Appl. Opt. 27, 1682-1686 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-9-1682

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