Symbolic substitution is being considered for use in several optical processing systems. Two fundamentally different architectures that implement symbolic substitution will be studied. A typical application (N-bit binary addition) is chosen as a benchmark for system level performance, and the strengths and weaknesses of several implementations of these two architectures are identified and compared.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 16, 1987
Published: May 1, 1988
Thomas J. Cloonan, "Performance analysis of optical symbolic substitution," Appl. Opt. 27, 1701-1707 (1988)