Accession Number : AD0602656

Title :   NEURISTOR LOGIC TECHNOLOGY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : RAYTHEON CO WALTHAM MASS

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 213

Abstract : The objective of the contract was to investigate the feasibiltiy of high-speed computers in which all signals are in the form of optical energy. The major portion of the investigation was devoted to the concept, realization, and demonstration of an optical saturable absorber. Two general forms of optical computers were investigated. The first was based on an optically pumped scheme using neuristor-like lines produced from fiber optic lasers. This investigation included a theoretical study of energy flow, pulse shaping, material and pumping requirements, and experimental evaluation of suitable neuristor materials. The other form of optical computer investigated was based on electrical pumping and consisted of coupled laser resonators. This study was confined to determining the material requirements and device configuration. The final section of the report describes an experimental investigation of a fast light pulse generator and associated detection equipment necessary to test future materials for optical computers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, FIBER OPTICS), (*NEURISTORS, OPTICAL MATERIALS), (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, LASERS), COMPUTER LOGIC, LIGHT PULSES, PULSE GENERATORS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, ABSORPTION, CIRCUITS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE