Accession Number : ADP008627

Title :   Implementation of a Fiber Optic Delay Line Memory,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER OPTOELECTRONIC COMPUTING SYSTEMS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Soukup, Todd J. ; Heuring, Vincent P.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The objective of the Digital Optical Computer (DOC) group at the University of Colorado at Boulder is to implement a general purpose computer using the speed advantages of light. The machine is being implemented using lithium niobate directional couplers as logic elements and optical fiber loops for memory. The logics functionality of the direction coupler. Terminal C, normally an electronic input, has been converted to an optical input by the addition of a sensitive detector, amplifier, and thresholder. This paper describes the implementation of the fiber optic delay line memory.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *DELAY LINES, *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *OPTICAL STORAGE, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, MEMORY DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE