Accession Number : ADA301886

Title :   Optical Processing and Computing (Le Traitement Optique de Donnees et L'Informatique).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA301886

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : Optical computing, namely information processing using light waves to represent the data, possesses some inherent advantage over electronic computing, in particular for massive data storage and parallel and neural processing. The main aim of the LS is to show how recent advances in lightwave technology make the time ripe to consider exploiting the potential of optical computing for data processing applications. The LS will be opened with an overview of the basic concepts and inherent advantages of using optics for data processing and computing applications. The rest of the first day will be devoted to two topics: the use of optics for interconnecting electronic and optoelectronic processors and the use of optoelectronic techniques to enhance the peiformance of various computing devices and systems. The second day of the LS will be opened with an overview of the emerging field of artificial neural networks as a signal processing paradigm, and its hardware, and in particular its optical implementations. Finally, the LS will be concluded with a description of recent developments of optoelectronic data communication, and their forecasted effect on computing and data processing technologies.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *INFORMATION PROCESSING, SIGNAL PROCESSING, DATA PROCESSING, ELECTRONICS, NEURAL NETS, COMPUTATIONS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ELECTROOPTICS, LIGHT, PARALLEL PROCESSING, NONLINEAR OPTICS, FRENCH LANGUAGE, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, OPTICAL STORAGE, WAVES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE