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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1541–1543

Guided-wave multiwavelength polarization-insensitive processing module for a parallel multicomparand perfect-match algorithm

Peng Yin Choo and Ahmed Louri  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 20, pp. 1541-1543 (2000)

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We present a design for a planar guided-wave polarization-insensitive (intensity-based) optoelectronics module that provides a parallel perfect-match search for database and text processing. The module is based on a content-addressable memory model for parallel information retrieval. We propose the use of planar guided-wave optics with multiwavelength processing to achieve a substantially high degree of performance and parallelism. Based on initial performance analysis, the proposed module is capable of achieving an aggregate processing speed of 1012 bits/s.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(200.4540) Optics in computing : Optical content addressable memory processors
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing

Peng Yin Choo and Ahmed Louri, "Guided-wave multiwavelength polarization-insensitive processing module for a parallel multicomparand perfect-match algorithm," Opt. Lett. 25, 1541-1543 (2000)

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