Accession Number : ADA189772

Title :   Applications of Optical Computing to Problems with Symbolic Computations.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 7, 1 Aug 86-1 Nov 87,

Corporate Author : BDM CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Kushner, Brian G

PDF Url : ADA189772

Report Date : 31 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This report, experimentally demonstrates digital all-optical Compare and Energy circuits based on our original designs. The circuits uses ZnS bistable optical devices in novel operational modes such as bidirectional and latching logic. These modes are central to the low complexity of the implementation. In addition, the experimental demonstration utilizes polarization multiplexing and filtering to reduce crosstalk, losses and feedback in the optical system. The capabilities of optical interconnection networks are generally useful in parallel processing and specifically useful in sorting.

Descriptors :   *BISTABLE DEVICES, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *COMPUTATIONS, *LATCHES, *MULTIPLEXING, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, ARIZONA, CIRCUITS, CROSSTALK, ENERGY, LOGIC, NETWORKS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICS, POLARIZATION, SYMBOLS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE