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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1993
  • pp: 1987–1995

Database management using optical array logic

Masaya Iwata, Jun Tanida, and Yoshiki Ichioka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1987-1995 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.32.001987


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Abstract

Database management is considered as an application of optical array logic. To generalize the problem, a systematic procedure for massively parallel data processing that consists of pattern expansion, template matching, magnitude comparison, and sorting is presented. With this procedure, a method for implementing basic operations for relational database models is developed. Basic operations are described by parallel programs in optical array logic. Developed programs are evaluated by their performance. To improve the performance, the development of specialized optical functional modules is needed.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 1992
Published: April 10, 1993

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Masaya Iwata, Jun Tanida, and Yoshiki Ichioka, "Database management using optical array logic," Appl. Opt. 32, 1987-1995 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-32-11-1987


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