Accession Number : ADA187862

Title :   Optical Computing Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 86-30 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Goodman, Joseph W

PDF Url : ADA187862

Report Date : 30 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Work Accomplished: OPTICAL INTERCONNECTIONS --- the powerful interconnect abilities of optical beams have led much optimism about the possible roles for optics in solving interconnect problems at various levels of computer architecture. Examined were the powerful requirements of optical interconnects at the gate-to-gate and chip-to-chip levels. OPTICAL NEUTRAL NETWORKS --- basic studies of the convergence properties on the Holfield model, based of mathematical approach - graph theory. OPTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - review the field of optical processing and artificial intelligence, with the aim of finding areas that might be particularly attractive for future investigation(s).

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *NETWORKS, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC), CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, COMPUTATIONS, CONVERGENCE, GRAPHS, MATHEMATICS, NEUTRAL, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICS, OPTIMIZATION, SKILLS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Optics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE