OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 33, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 1994
  • pp: 1345–1353

Optoelectronic data filter for selection and projection

Pericles A. Mitkas, Leo J. Irakliotis, Fred R. Beyette, Jr., Stuart A. Feld, and Carl W. Wilmsen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 8, pp. 1345-1353 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.001345


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1300 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Database processing, like the majority of nonnumerical applications, exhibits a high degree of functional parallelism but does not require complex operations; therefore it is amenable to optical solutions. The architecture of an optoelectronic filter that is capable of performing selection and projection operations on a two-dimensional data array in a relational database environment is presented. The system receives input from a parallel optical memory, one page at a time, and performs logic operations by using optoelectronic smart pixels based on heterostructure phototransistors and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers. Combinations of and and xor gates are used to realize row–column masking and comparisons of input data against user-supplied search arguments. The main goal of the filter is to reduce the effective data rate between the highly parallel optical storage and the low input data rate conventional electronic computer, thus efficiently interfacing currently available photonic and electronic technologies.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1993
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 1993
Published: March 10, 1994

Citation
Pericles A. Mitkas, Leo J. Irakliotis, Fred R. Beyette, Stuart A. Feld, and Carl W. Wilmsen, "Optoelectronic data filter for selection and projection," Appl. Opt. 33, 1345-1353 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-33-8-1345


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. P. B. Berra, K.-H. Brenner, W. T. Kathey, H. J. Caulfield, S. H. Lee, H. Szu, “Optical database/knowledge base machines,” Appl. Opt. 29, 193–204 (1990).
  2. P. A. Mitkas, P. B. Berra, “Parallel optical memories for very large databases,” in Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, S. T. Kowel, W. J. Miceli, J. A. Neff, eds., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1773, 377–387 (1992).
  3. C. W. Wilmsen, S. A. Feld, F. R. Beyette, X. An, “Switching light with light,” IEEE Circuits Devices 7, 21–25 (1991). [CrossRef]
  4. P. B. Berra, A. Ghafoor, P. A. Mitkas, S. J. Marcinkowski, M. Guizani, “The impact of optics on data and knowledge base systems,” IEEE Trans. Knowledge Data Eng. 1, 111–132 (1989). [CrossRef]
  5. P. A. Mitkas, P. B. Berra, “PHOEBUS: An optoelectronic database machine based on parallel optical disks,” J. Parallel Distributed Process. 17, 230–244 (1993). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Louri, J. A. Hatch, “High-speed database processing on an optical content-addressable parallel processor (OCAPP),” in Optical Computing, Vol. 7 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 50–53.
  7. P. S. Guilfoyle, W. Jackson Wiley, “Combinatorial logic based optical computing architectures,” Appl. Opt. 27, 1661–1673 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. S. Matsuo, T. Kurokawa, H. Tsuda, C. Amano, “All-optical bit-pattern matching with photonic switching arrays,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 267–269 (1992). [CrossRef]
  9. K. Matsuda, H. Adachi, T. Chino, J. Shibata, “Integration of InGaAsP/InP optoelectronic bistable switches with a function of optical erasing,” IEEE Electron. Device Lett. 11, 442–444 (1990). [CrossRef]
  10. C. W. Wilmsen, F. R. Beyette, X. An, S. A. Feld, K. M. Geib, “Smart pixels using the light amplifying optical switch (LAOS),” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 769–774 (1993). [CrossRef]
  11. Y. H. Lee, J. I. Song, M. S. Kim, C. S. Shim, B. Tell, R. E. Leibenguth, “Active optical NOR logic devices using surface-emitting lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 479–482 (1992). [CrossRef]
  12. R. P. Bryan, G. R. Olbright, J. Cheng, “Cascadable surface-emitting laser logic: Demonstration of Boolean logic,” Electron. Lett. 27, 893–894 (1991). [CrossRef]
  13. J. Cheng, P. Zhou, S. Z. Sun, S. Hersee, D. R. Myers, J. Zolper, G. A. Vawter, “Surface-emitting laser-based smart pixels for two-dimensional optical logic and reconfigurable optical interconnections,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 741–756 (1993). [CrossRef]
  14. F. R. Beyette, K. M. Geib, C. M. St. Clair, S. A. Feld, C. W. Wilmsen, “Optoelectronic exclusive-or (xor) using hybrid integration of phototransistors and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (to be published).
  15. A. H. Sayles, J. P. Uyemura, “An optoelectronic CMOS memory circuit for parallel detection and storage of optical data,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits 26, 1110–1115 (1991). [CrossRef]
  16. J. P. Uyemura, B. L. Austin, “Hybrid optical-electronic logic gates in complementary metal-oxide semiconductor very-large-scale integration,” Appl. Opt. 31, 1774–1782 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. P. A. Mitkas, S. A. Feld, F. R. Beyette, C. W. Wilmsen, “Optical digital comparison unit for equal-to-, less-than, and greater-than determination,” Appl. Opt.32, add page no (1993) (to be published).
  18. F. S. Choa, Y. H. Lee, T. L. Koch, C. A. Burrus, B. Tell, L. J. Jewel, R. E. Leibenguth, “High-speed modulation of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 697–699 (1991). [CrossRef]
  19. M. W. Maeda, C. Chang-Hasnain, A. Von Lehmen, H. Idzapanah, C. Lin, M. Z. Iqbal, L. Florez, J. Harbinson, “Multigigabit/s operation of 16-wavelength vertical-cavity, surface-emitting laser array,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 863–865 (1991). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited