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Optoelectronic parallel computing using optically interconnected pipelined processing arrays

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3 Author(s)
N. McArdle ; Dept. of Math. Eng. & Inf. Phys., Tokyo Univ., Japan ; M. Naruse ; M. Ishikawa

We describe our research on optoelectronic parallel computing systems. Our architecture is based on a multilayer pipeline of two-dimensional optoelectronic device arrays in which each pixel is composed of an optical input channel, a general purpose programmable processor, local memory, and a surface-emitting laser diode as an optical output channel. Free-space optics provides parallel, global communication between layers in the pipeline via optical paths which are dynamically reconfigurable. Demonstration systems and some applications are described

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IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 2 )