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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2012
  • pp: 167–175

Simulative method for the optical processor reconfiguration on a dynamically reconfigurable optical platform

Hongjian Wang and Kai Song  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 167-175 (2012)

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With the reconfiguration technique, users can configure the optical processor of a new optical computing platform, the ternary optical computer (TOC), into 42 specific basic operation units, and reconfigure it when the computation is completed. A simulative method of software for this technique is proposed in this paper. Also, an elaborate experiment based on this software is discussed. This simulation of reconfiguration demonstrates that the theory of reconfiguring optical processor in TOC is valid and also lays the foundation for the hardware implementation of the reconfiguration technique.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(200.4960) Optics in computing : Parallel processing
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

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Original Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2011
Published: January 9, 2012

Hongjian Wang and Kai Song, "Simulative method for the optical processor reconfiguration on a dynamically reconfigurable optical platform," Appl. Opt. 51, 167-175 (2012)

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