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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1990
  • pp: 1314–1323

Wave-particle-duality processors: characteristics, requirements, and applications

H. John Caulfield and Joseph Shamir  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 7, Issue 7, pp. 1314-1323 (1990)

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Highly energy-efficient computing can be implemented by exploiting the physical nature of wave-particle duality (WPD) in coherent light propagation and detection. Requirements to satisfy the definition of WPD processors are elucidated and some of their properties evaluated with specific examples. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed and unique possible applications indicated.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 7, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 1990
Published: July 1, 1990

H. John Caulfield and Joseph Shamir, "Wave-particle-duality processors: characteristics, requirements, and applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7, 1314-1323 (1990)

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